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Senior Rates row for charity

Senior Rates row for charity
9 November 2016
HMS Somerset’s Warrant Officers (WO) and Chief Petty Officers (CPO) messdeck recently conducted a 24 hour Rowathon in aid of the Royal British Legion and the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity.

Starting at 1100 the WO and CPO mess rowed a total distance of 311km, enough to travel as the crow flies to London from Plymouth.

WO Gordon Hannah, Somerset’s Executive Warrant Officer said, “It was tough going but everyone chipped in with a few kilometres, the Ship’s Company were very supportive we had people cheering us on at all hours of the day.

"We are proud of the money raised for these fantastic charities.” 

This event shows what fantastic people we have in the Royal Navy and epitomises our core values

Commander Tim Berry RN, HMS Somerset’s Commanding Officer

The Chiefs and Warrants raised a total of £900 for their chosen charities, a figure praised by Somerset’s Commanding Officer, Commander Tim Berry RN.

He commented, “What an achievement from Somerset’s Warrant Officers and Chief Petty Officers, a great deal of personal grit and determination went in to completing the Rowathon and it has raised an outstanding amount of money for charities close to all our hearts.

"This event shows what fantastic people we have in the Royal Navy and epitomises our core values.”

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