24 September 2021
The 2021 schoolies' lunch is at the Portsmouth Naval Club on the November 3rd. For info, contact:
05 September 2021
We are extremely honoured to add another service story to our library. Peter Rees was a schoolie for three years in the 1950s and then went on to work for the RNR as an instructor officer. His story is fascinating. Please see our stories page.
04 August 2021
We are delighted to add a new article to our site. Cdr Jim French shares some personal experiences. A most interesting and amusing article. Please visit our articles page.
25 March 2021
We are pleased to add another story to our site. Cdr Kenneth Sumnall joined the Schoolmaster Branch in 1939 and during WWII he spent some time with the Canadian Navy. He was awarded an OBE in 1964 for services to Naval education.
25 March 2021
We have just published our first bi-annual newsletter. It can be accessed on our newsletter page.
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 history 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.