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Lockdown Podcast: Leading Writer Rebecca ‘Bex’ Fyans MBE, Naval Servicewoman of the Year.

Leading Writer Bex Fyans MBE, Naval Servicewoman of the Year Series 2, Episode 7 “It’s not something to be scared of… they are a little bit different, but with the right care and nourishment they can thrive and they can…

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Lockdown Podcast: Sam Seeley, Royal Marine and Filmmaker

Sam Seeley, Royal Marine and Filmmaker Series 2, Episode 6 “If you know any bootnecks… we love breaking the rules!” But what we don’t expect to hear is this RM attitude applied to creativity. “Learn the rules like a basic…

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Lockdown Podcast: Hugo Mitchell-Heggs, Submariner & Atlantic Rower

Hugo Mitchell-Heggs, Submariner & Atlantic Rower Series 2, Episode 5 “Flying fish are a nightmare… they fire off the water like missiles.” Why would this bother a submariner, you might ask?  For Hugo, life beneath the waves was swapped for life on the waves…

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Lockdown Podcast: Pete Reed OBE, Triple Olympic Champion

Pete Reed OBE Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy & Triple Olympic Champion Series 2, Episode 4 So, how does “an unremarkable pupil” – as described by his P.E. teacher at a parents’ evening – become a triple gold medal Olympic rower?…

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Lockdown Podcast: JJ Chalmers, Royal Marine Veteran

JJ Chalmers, Royal Marine and Star of Strictly Come Dancing Series 2, Episode 2 ‘JJ off Strictly’ joins us for our Christmas Special! …Once a Royal Marine, Always a Royal Marine.  “Blown-up” while deployed to Afghanistan, JJ joined-up as a…

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Lockdown Podcast: Bill Oliphant, CEO of the Royal Naval Association

Bill Oliphant, CEO Royal Naval Association Series 2, Episode 3 “The best bits of the Navy without the b******s!” That’s Bill’s take on the Royal Naval Association (RNA).   From boy scout to sailor, for Bill it’s been “loads of ships and…

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Lockdown Podcast: Adrian Bell, CEO of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

Adrian Bell, CEO Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity Series 2, Episode 1 Here we are at the start of series 2 and we have a new level of Lockdown restrictions, ‘Tier 4’. The world has continued to be turned upside…

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Ships Crests and Adventures at Sea

In celebration of World Book Day, we at Company of Makers (CoM) have launched ‘Dit Book’ and are supporting this year’s WBD goal to 'share a million stories across the UK’ on 5 March 2020. You see, behind every Royal Navy ships’ crest, there is the story of…

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Fort Cumberland Workshops

3D Model of Casemate 37 Served in the armed forces ? Like Grand Designs? Like problem solving? Then read on...... We’re currently recruiting for our workshops at Fort Cumberland in Portsmouth. “Very inspiring, providing possible opportunities to work on a project with…

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Restoring Ships’ Crests

Ships Crests at the Veterans Outreach Support Drop-In. We're restoring the Ships' Crests that've been donated over the years to the The Royal Maritime Club - Home of Veterans Outreach Support. In addition, we're researching the stories of the sailors…

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