A New RMNEF Ambassador

We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Dimbleby has agreed to act as an ambassador for the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation. He also had some very kind words to share with us in regards to this occasion, which we have included below.

Read more 2nd February 2016

The Bridge Report

At the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation (RMNEF), we understand only too well the challenges facing seafaring families, having provided support to the dependents of those who have served or who are serving at sea in the Merchant Navy for very nearly 200 years.

Read more 2nd September 2015

Historic Land Sale for RMNEF

The Trustees are pleased to announce that, on Friday 11th October 2013, they exchanged contracts with Reading Football Club for the sale of nearly 120 acres of Foundation land near Wokingham, for the club’s new training ground.

Read more 17th October 2013

A New Name

The Royal Merchant Navy School Foundation was established in 1827 as an Orphan Asylum to provide board and lodging for the orphans of British Merchants’ Seamen, and with sufficient education to enable them to gain employment.  

Read more 1st March 2013

Merchant Navy Medal Award

A Younger Brother of Trinity House, Commander Charles Heron-Watson, has been awarded The Merchant Navy Medal 2008, a prestigious honour which rewards meritorious service and acts of courage afloat by British registered merchant seafarers. Commander Heron-Watson is the Secretary of the Royal Merchant Navy School Foundation, which owns the Bearwood Estate and which helps the needy children of those who have served at sea in the Merchant Service.

Read more 1st October 2008

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