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.


25 November 2019
All members of the RNIOA team were saddened to hear of the passing of Captain John Franklin Royal Navy. As a regular and generous contributor to our website, including his own service story, he will be greatly missed. We offer our sincere condolences to John's family and friends. Tony Mann, RNIOA.
19 November 2019
We are pleased to publish an article by Bob Young (Article #13), entitled "Brief Reflections of an RNIO Appointer". Please visit our articles page.
12 November 2019
We are pleased to publish an article by the RNIOA team (Article #12), entitled "Teaching Methods and Personal Experiences of Three RNIOs". Please visit our articles page.
08 November 2019
The 14th IOs lunch attracted 57 attendees and was a very enjoyable occasion by all accounts. Commander Brian Davies has taken over as organiser.
02 November 2019
We are very pleased to add Ian Mitchell's service story to the website (part two of his story to follow in due course).
14 October 2019
The 2019 annual IOs' lunch will take place at Portsmouth on Wednesday 6th November. Contact: Dick Abram (