This can, at best, be described as an irregular blog.  My blogging is, these days predominantly adhoc and is usually filed under Mhor Skye Musings.  These musings contain images around where I live on the Sleat Peninsular and also the rest of the Isle of Skye. I still occasionally blog about some of my event photography or Landscape/Wildlife when my travels generate a suitable tale to tell and I find time to recount it.

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The Spirit of Ladysmith Lives On

When HMS Terrible and HMS Powerful landed their guns to help the besieged British Army at Ladysmith during the Boer War two modern day legacies were born. The first was Naval Field Gun which nurtured so many matelots with the … Read More

Former Player Takes Charge of Test Match

In May 2010, at the then Guinness Premiership Final, Saracens fly half Glen Jackson, bowed out of top flight rugby to become a referee.  On Saturday he takes charge of the test between England and Fiji at the same Twickenham … Read More

The Bundaberg Bottle – A Rum do for Raumakita

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The Royal Navy Commonwealth Cup squad select Seti Raumakita to be awarded the Bundaberg Bottle [of rum], presented to the Royal Navy Rugby Union by Mr John Walton.

Welling Hat Trick Hits Harrington’s Hopes

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RN winning CNRC match report below. Last night’s U23 match is available by clicking here. Also some interesting info from BFBS.  Includes interview with Ash before the final match and thoughts looking forward to April 2013.

80 Minutes From Glory as Centenary Closes

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“The New Zealand team woke on Tuesday morning with their fate in their own hands.  Beat or draw against their historic rivals, Australia, and they would be the 2006 Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup champions and the first team beside the … Read More

Service Rugby Returns to Sardis Road

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 This season’s Combined Services Remberance Day Match will be played on Wednesday 7th November 2012  at Sardis Rd, Pontypridd against the world famous Crawshays XV

From Small Acorns Mighty Oak Trees Grow

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Garrick and Boyce’s “Heart of Oak” is the official march of the Royal Navy, the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy so in the middle of the sixth Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup the oak theme is very … Read More

Humphrey Holds Nerve to Edge Kiwis

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The Royal Navy beat the Royal New Zealand Navy 21-18 in a thrilling second match of the 2012 Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup which keeps alive their ambition of retaining their title.

A Decade of Dedication

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After ten years as Navy Rugby Referees’ Secretary Tim Bailey hands over the administrative whistle to Geoff Howells.  Geoff has a very hard act to follow.  Also in this blog US Portsmouth says farewell to Terry Le Manquais and images … Read More

Shelford-Stokes Shield Retained by Royal New Zealand Navy

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The first match of the 2012 Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup was a repeat of the 2009 opening fixture with the Royal Australian Navy taking on the Royal New Zealand Navy.  At stake was not only the first points in the … Read More

Commonwealth Cup’s Rich History – Part 3

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BFBS Preview of 2012 Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup Before the Royal Navy squad set off to Australia, BFBS Sport’s reporter Julian Evans visited at their training base.  Julian Evans’s report from HMS Sultan featuring the dulcet tones of coach Mike … Read More

Navy Academy – Inter Service Champions

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For information on the 2012 Commonwealth Navies Cup in Sydney click here. I have added a list of previous player of the tournaments. Royal Navy Rugby League provide perfect lead out for Union team.

Commonwealth Cup’s Rich History – Part 2

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Commonwealth Cup – all the information can be found on this page – CNRC Sydney 2012 With the Commonwealth Cup starting on Wednesday and the Royal Navy team in the air as this is written the sixth CNRC will soon … Read More

If You’re Good Enough, You’re Young Enough!?

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A quiz for all Navy Rugby aficionados out there.   Who is the missing player from the following list:   Kev Bethwaite, Dave Sibson, Glenn Loughlin, Chris Alcock, Les Oman, Rich Perkins, Paul Livingstone, Bill Dunham, Cass Clay, Mike Leatherland, … Read More

Commonwealth Cup’s Rich History – Part 1

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This is the first of three posts that looks back at some of the history of the Commonwealth Cup and hopefully will help Navy Rugby followers to understand that though the Royal Navy has always won the trophy, the tournaments … Read More

2012 Commonwealth Navies Rugby Club – Preview

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With the Navy team leaving next week for the 2012 Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup (CNRC) being hosted by the Royal Australian Navy in Sydney it is an ideal opportunity to look at the current form of the three competing teams.

Samurai and Billy May Prepare for Kenyan Safari

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As previously posted former Navy Coach, Billy May, was selected to be part of  Samurai’s coaching team in this weekend’s Safaricom 7’s.  Samurai will be looking to go one better than last year when they lost to Samoa in the … Read More