RNRMSAA Expedition

Any Unit or individual wishing to bid for these slots should contact the RNRMSAA Exped Officer, Capt Lee Piper RM

Exped leaders are to plan well in advance and early submission of paperwork to HMS Temeraire for approval is essential to allow time for staffing clearances and funding applications to be approved.  An application to undertake a major exped iaw 2010 DIN01-031 is to be forwarded to HMS Temeraire.  Once approval is received a JSATFA is to be forwarded to HMS Temeraire iaw BR 4024.  A confirmed nominal role can be submitted at a later date.  More information/advice is available from CPO PT AT on Mil:9380 22590 Civ:02392722590

Information packs and previous post exped reports are avilable from the Exped Officer.

Exped leaders should consult the following publications before planning their Exped:

BR 4024 (Chap 3)    Adventurous Training in the Royal Navy

2010 DIN01-031       Revised policy and instructions for applying to undertake major expeds crossing international borders

2009 DIN01-050       Insurance for Adventurous Training Activities

Expedition Planning Doc

PorthKerris INFO

Administered by RNAS Culdrose, Porthkerris is is an outstanding diving location on the South Coast of Cornwall between Falmouth and the Helford River. It was established in the 50s as an observation centre for sea gunnery training. The observation tower is three storeys high and perched close to the rocky sea front. There are access ways into the sea via steps. The tower is in a small compound that is about 70 - 80 metres square and surrounded by security fencing. Access to the site is down a narrow track that comes through a cutting in the rock. The inside of the tower is clean and reasonably maintained containing dormitories for 18 people, a kitchen and eating area, ablutions and air compressors delivering up to 232 bar. Further details and reservations can be obtained through Sgt Sean Roberts on 93781-7161.

The new information booklet includes the booking application form along with lots of other vital and useful information. This information should be read by exped leaders as part of their preparation.

Charging Policy

The refurbishment of Porthkerris has been agreed but may take some time before it goes ahead, therefore direction has been given to start small charges for the use of the facilities which will help to build a fund. In turn this will help make small improvements to the building for future use. A start for improvements has been made for 2015 this will include new kitchen, lecture room & rest room facilities.

Due to the age of the building and its exposed position, upkeep of the building is an expensive and time-consuming procedure and it has therefore been agreed to levy charges for its use.

Individuals/groups will be charged iaw with the table below; cheques should be made payable to ‘Culdrose Central Fund’ and payment made to the Porthkerris Bookings Manager (01326 552385) mobile: 07717714366 prior to usage:

  1. Fleet Air Arm personnel (Culdrose/Yeovil and attached personnel) – No Charge.
  2. Tri Service users inc Reservist - £3.00 per person per night.
  3. Tri Service Cadets including URNU - £4 per person per night.
  4. All other users - £5:00 per person per night.

More information will be sent out soon explaining about the changes, any questions or concerns should be rasied with:

NAVY CU-EXEC AT PK (Roberts, Shaun Cpl)

Mil: 93781 7161 / Civ: 01326 574121


Expeditions Requiring SADS

CYPRUS EXPED 8-17 September

Come and dive Cyprus. Any training offered. Need Adv Diver or BSads and a couple of instructors. Flight cost only Lt Sophie Rennie RNC. mobile 07990 590001


Expeds needing Instructors & Advanced Divers

Expeds with Diver Slots



Belizean Adventure 16 is a RNRM Sub Aqua expedition planned for 01 – 15 Jul 16 to Belize Central America. This promises to be a remote challenging expedition fostering teamwork, leadership, fitness and self discipline all in a controlled AT environment. Belize offers some of the best diving locations in the world including the second largest barrier reef in the world, with three of the northern hemispheres ATOLS and the infamous Great Blue Hole.


The expedition leaders are looking for Sub Aqua divers with a minimum of BSAC Sports Diver/PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent who wish to participate in Ex Belizean Adventure 16. Personal contribution towards the expedition will be £700, and all participants will need to be paying members of the RNRM Sports lottery. A deposit of £150 will be required to secure your place payable by 01 Mar 16.


This is a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to experience AT in a challenging, tropical environment and one expedition not to be missed. If you are interested please get in touch with either CSgt Tim Hall ( or Capt Lee Piper RM ( for further information.


Many thanks




Lee Piper

Links to the RAFSAA  & ASADA Expedition Pages