Royal Navy Reservists on the look out for Bridgwater sport fanatics


Royal Naval Reservists in Bristol encouraging Somerset sport enthusiasts to sign up and keep fit with Reserve training.

Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club RNR display

Ben Liscomb, AB Simon Davies (Shepton Mallett Reservist), Stuart Heal,James Brakes and Gary Saunders at the Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club.

HMS Flying Fox, Bristol’s Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) Unit, is looking towards Bridgwater to recruit more people for part time professional Naval service.

On Saturday March 22, sailors from the Unit attended Bridgwater & Albion Rugby Football Club’s home game against Somerset Hornets RFC.

Able Seaman Simon Davies, a reservist from Shepton Mallet, spoke to players and club members about the benefits of service in the Royal Naval Reserve. He said “The Royal Naval Reserve is a growing service, and offers a lot of fulfilling and exciting careers that people can have alongside their day jobs or study”

He added “being a reservist myself I’m passionate about coming out to talk to people about what we do and what you can get from the Reserves; personally, professionally and financially”.

Lieutenant Richard Burdett, from Taunton, added his support to the event: “We have more people every month joining from across Somerset, and want to reach potential recruits in Bridgwater.

“After all, this was the home of Admiral Robert Blake chief founder of England’s naval supremacy!”.

Simon summed it up by saying: “Rugby players are the perfect material for the Royal Navy, with their hearts of oak”.

For more information on careers in the Royal Naval Reserve call 0117 966 8667 or 08456 00 32 22. If you leave a message, someone will call you back.

All of those interested in finding out more about the Royal Naval Reserve can visit the website  There are frequent information and recruiting evenings usually held on the first Thursday of each month.

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