30 September 2020
We are pleased to announce that the RNIOA book of Schoolies' stories is now available for purchase.
20 September 2020
We have replaced our historical timeline of the IO specialisation with a more detailed one. It can be accessed from the home page.
17 August 2020
We are saddened by the news that one of our contributors, Lt Cdr Ieuan E. Roach, passed away on the 31st July. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
30 July 2020
We have just added a new fascinating article - Duncan Baker talks about his adventures during a married accompanied appointment in Australia. See our articles page.
06 July 2020
We have recently added three new articles to the site - Bob Young talks about his experience during two invasions, and Ieuan Roach shares many of his RN memories with us. See our articles page.
02 June 2020
We have received a new service story by Lt Cdr Alastair (Al) Williamson, who was an RNIO from 1966 to 1976. He served most of his commission in METOC.
23 May 2020
We are delighted to publish the service story of Lt Cdr Ieuan E. Roach RN, whose 23-year career commenced in 1945 as a Schoolmaster.


17 May 2020
We are pleased to announce that we have added a new article about digital safety and security - a subject that concerns us all in this modern, connected world. See our articles page.
18 April 2020
Commander Keith Hart RN has produced a website to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII ( It contains fascinating, detailed and highly informative, personal accounts of the many aspects of wartime, and we recommend it to you.
19 March 2020
We have just received another story for our stories page, from an overseas comrade, Commander John Berridge, who was an IO in the RNZN from 1970 to 1990.
15 March 2020
We have received a fascinating article about two distinguished WW1 Instructors - Dr Frederick Wheatley and Commander Morton Moyes, RAN. See our articles page.
04 March 2020
We are delighted to add a Royal Australian Navy service story to our site. Richard Fennessy was an RANIO from 1938 to 1966.
11 January 2020
We are very pleased to add part II of Ian Mitchell's service story to the website.