Naval Mess Dinner Tradition Alive & Well Thanks to Foundation Donors

Above: H6604 Jim Carruthers (Class of 1965) presents the Naval Swords at last year’s Naval Mess Dinner to 27337 Andy Lee, 27518 Liam Moors, and 27248 Kassandra Byrne.

Naval Swords Sponsored by Donors to the RMC Foundation

Article by Jennifer Jordan, RMC Foundation Fundraising Coordinator

On Wednesday 6 March 2019, the Naval Cadets of the Class of 2019 will gather at the Senior Staff Mess to participate in the annual navy mess dinner. The dinner offers the perfect chance for the Fourth Year Cadets to get some exposure to what their future naval careers hold and also serves as an introduction to a “true” naval mess dinner. There will be several distinguished guests representing the different naval trades that will impart a great deal of wisdom (and more than a few sea stories) to the Cadets.

In addition to the formal mess dinner there is a presentation of three Naval Swords supported by three donors to the RMC Foundation. The swords are ““awarded to the best overall naval operations cadet based on third year academic marks and overall performance in naval training during summer training periods.” H6604 Jim Carruthers (Class of 1965) provides funding for both the Naval Operations, and the Naval Engineering Swords and, in addition, iniated the tradition in 2011. The Sea Logistics Sword is funded by donations provided by 12141 Bryn Weadon (Class of 1979), and 15946 Jill Carleton (Class of 1987).

For more on last year’s Naval Mess Dinner, please see here. For photos from the event last year, see here.