Welcome to the RNR Officers’ Club Liverpool

Patron: Captain Patrick Walker CBE Royal Navy


It is a privilege and honour to welcome you to the RNR Officers’ Club Liverpool, otherwise known as the ‘Sea Urchins’. I hope that you find our web site interesting and informative.

We have a strong and proactive membership, both nationally and internationally, in the region of 130 although we are looking to strengthen our numbers.

I would like to emphasise that we are not just a ‘retired’ organisation and have always welcomed both serving and retired RN, RNR, RM,RMR, WRNS, WRNR, QARNNS and QARNNSR Officers together with non-service members who are actively involved, associated and interested in maritime matters, seagoing or shore side. You can find details on how to become a member within this site.

I received my Commission in the Royal Navy in 1963 at BRNC Dartmouth as a Seaman Officer. After my training I spent time aboard Frigates from Watchkeeper, Ship’s Diver, Navigator and then one of the first Principle Warfare Officers. I then completed the Advance Warfare Anti-Submarine specialist and then served aboard HMS Tiger as the Operations Officer. I also had a couple of tours in Ton class Minesweepers. Then two enjoyable years on exchange with the American Navy in San Diego after which I was the first First Lieutenant of HMS Liverpool at Cammell Lairds. I fully enjoyed my naval career

Early in 1983 I resigned and eventually set up RSJ Financial Planning based in Woolton which I sold in 2012 though continued working until fully retiring in June 2017.

I look forward to the coming year, an important one being an Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, as we continue our support of the Naval Family here in the Northwest and elsewhere. This very much involves teamwork and I thank the Club in advance for their ongoing help and support.

Richard Lovegrove
Lieutenant Commander RN