Britannia Royal Naval College

By: JohnnyTomorrow

Jun 16 2012

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Category: History, Photography


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For my final post from the South Hams of Devon I have chosen to illustrate by far the most imposing building in Dartmouth, the Royal Naval College.

Sitting High on the hill looking over the town it dominates the skyline looking up the river from the south.

While Naval Officer training has been taking place in Dartmouth since 1863 the buildings that make up the college only date back to 1905.

King George V and King George VI were both trained at the college and it is said that the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth met Prince Phillip, then an officer at the college here too.

The college trains naval officers from all over the world. They spend between 28 and 49 weeks here depending on their area of expertise.

3 comments on “Britannia Royal Naval College”

  1. This picture is so ominous-looking, definitely imposing!

  2. My poem is ready! You can see it here: Thanks again for the use of your photo!

  3. That college is a beautiful building situated in amazing surroundings – great photo!

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