Many officers/associates of the RNIOA who have contributed their stories, articles or images, have expressed their thanks and appreciation for the RNIOA's work. Here is a sample of some feedback. We are grateful for the contributors' permissions to publish these comments. No third parties have been utilised to gather feedback, consistent with the RNIOA’s policies.

  #16  04/04/2022  Surg Cdr (D) Neil Harkness RN  
  I enjoyed reading the latest RNIOA newsletter (3) especially the rather poignant contribution from the "Bish". Well done to all involved!  

  #15  28/03/2022  Cdr (E) Jim French RN  
  Many thanks for the excellent newsletter. I hadn't realised that the internet address system was facing such problems (I recollect a similar challenge with STD codes a few years ago). Also, my memory from SULTAN 87 - 89 does permit me to substantiate your joint musical prowess! And I found Tony Mann's news and story touching and wonderfully human.  

  #14  30/12/2021  Lt Cdr (I) Brian Beel RN  
  I have been most impressed by the enthusiasm and professionalism of John Nixon and Mike Rose in first forming the web site and then having the courage to fund the production of the book for what was, inevitably, a very small niche market. You should also be very proud of your contribution in editing and in the provision of interesting articles.  

  #13  15/11/2021  Lt (I) John Wheatley RN  
  I stumbled across your website and it really cheered me up and brought back a lot of happy memories. I was a Schoolie from 1966 to 1983, so I was delighted to see your excellent website. I hope it'll grow and grow.  

  #12  05/09/2021  Capt (I) Peter Rees RNR  
  Thank you for your remarkably fast action. I have checked the website and all is exactly as I submitted in the service story. It looks so polished and professional. The team members at the RNIOA have done such a good job.  

  #11  17/06/2021  Lt (I) Keith Henley RN  
  Well done guys. I have seen other presentations on ARNO but, as one would expect, yours was far superior. Happy to have contributed.  

  #10  29/03/2021  Cdr (I) Keith Hart RN  
  Thanks for your newsletter (1) with its interesting updates. Let’s hope that your readership continues to grow as the months go by leading to future stories. Best wishes to all your team. Keith.  

  #09  27/09/2020  Beryl Roach (wife of Lt Cdr Ieuan Roach RN)  
  Thank you most sincerely for my copy of the book and for your dedication in it. It means a great deal to me and the rest of the family as Ieuan was working on "the book" almost right to the end; we just wish he could have seen the finished work which is so impressive. You have also done him proud in the Introduction. Thank you.  

  #08  15/09/2020  Philip Roach (son of Lt Cdr Ieuan Roach RN)  
  We all share Dad's great enthusiasm for your publishing venture and, as you know, Dad made an enormous effort to complete his contributions in what transpired to be his final weeks. On behalf of the whole family, we wish you all ongoing good health and success.  

  #07  18/08/2020  Cdr Walter Burroughs RAN, Naval Historical Society of Australia (NHSA)  
  Dear All, well done with this (RNIOA book) enterprise which I am sure will be greatly appreciated by many interested in the history of naval training.  

  #06  13/06/2020  Cdr (I) Keith Hart RN  
  Thank you for your email with the exciting news of your book project. I applaud your tenacity in recording the instructor branch history. As before, I would welcome the opportunity to view the draft publication and make any overview comments.  

  #05  26/05/2020  Cdr (I) Bob Young RN  
  Just finished my leisurely read of THE BOOK. Quite honestly I think it ‘hangs together’ very well. I particularly liked the history contained in Chapter 1 and Ieuan Roach’s fascinating Service Story. I can’t honestly offer anything other than a “Bravo Zulu” at this point for all the efforts your team have made - the end product speaks for itself.  

  #04  08/05/2020  Lt Cdr Ieuan E. Roach RN  
  Dear Lt Cdr Rose and Lt Nixon, Thank you for e-mailing me about the up-dating of RNIOA’s web-site, much of which I have read and found very interesting. You are both to be congratulated for your efforts to keep alive memories of “our” branches: both the Instructor Branch and the earlier Schoolmaster Branch.  

  #03  04/03/2020  Cdr Walter Burroughs RAN, Naval Historical Society of Australia (NHSA)  
  John, I did enjoy the history of the Instructor Branch so expertly written by yourself and your colleague Michael. As this would be of considerable interest to our members I should like to slot it into a future edition of our magazine.  

  #02  16/10/2019  Cdr (I) John Berridge RNZN  
  Greetings from New Zealand. I came across your website quite by chance and was more than interested in all of the content.  

  #01  19/01/2018  Capt (I) John Franklin RN  
  I greatly commend your initiative in founding the RNIOA and wish you well in advancing an understanding of the important role played by “Schoolies” in the work of the RN and their significant contribution to its fighting force. You are filling an important gap in the history of the branch, and I wish you well.  

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