On Saturday 27th April 2013, a small party of shipmates, serving RN personnel, family and friends, departed Huntingdon for the annual battle of the services at Twickenham.
On arrival at London, we decided to prepare for the day ahead…ok, we went for a quick bite followed by a pint…or two!
The Union Jack Club became a massive meeting place for serving and ex-serving forces and their families. Pretty busy before the game, and we expected it would be even more packed later (and it was).
But as the day was getting on, we jumped onto the tube and headed towards Twickenham.
Arriving at the station we encountered thousands of people heading towards the ground, including some colourful characters.
We had a great view from our seats.
And so we were here, now to see how the Navy fair against the Army.
A cracking start by the Senior Service, we take an early lead.
Really looking good…Go Navy!
Chalking up a few points, twenty minutes into the game and we were well up!
But, could it last?
The person updating the scores believes the Army have it!
…and so do the refs. The come-back is on!
Well, it appears that the Navy will have to try again next year, the army were in full control during the second half.
So, back to the game…
A little too late for the RN!
…sadly, not! But as we have said before, a great game. So, the final score…
So we headed back to the Union Jack Club for a nightcap.
A long, but fruitful day. We shall be looking forward to next year…up the Navy.