University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) Bristol was formed in 1986 and was then affiliated directly with HMS Dasher (P280) a P2000 patrol vessel. URNU Bristol now operates from HMS Flying Fox, a shore-based establishment in Bristol, with approximately 50 student Officer Cadets coming from the Universities of Bristol, West of England and Bath.
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Lt Steph Sheppard RN
The Commanding Officer is in charge of their own unit. They manage the unit, staff and students. Commanding Officers’ are in charge of what their unit can participate in throughout the year. They are in charge of their own budget, safety of personnel and unit routines.
CPO Troye Funnel
The Coxswain supports the Commanding Officer and deputises as required. They are responsible for the day to day running of the unit and activities.
Senior Training Officer
Lt Chris Cameron RNR
The Senior Training Officer is the lead Training Officer for each unit. They oversee the syllabus for training within the unit from the training team. This can include managing the training plan and overseeing training delivery from the other Training Officers’. They have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of training, from adventure training to navigation to ship deployments.
Unit Administration Officer
Mrs Victoria Henniker-Heaton
The Unit Administration Officer is responsible to the Commanding Officer for carrying out the administration of unit activities.