Welcome to the RNR Officers’ Club Liverpool

Patron: Captain Patrick Walker CBE Royal Navy


Welcome to our Centenary Year although it may turn out to be slightly different to the one planned and could be quite challenging!

In February we published our book – “Hold Fast – the History of the Royal Naval Reserve Officers’ Club, Liverpool” which has been exceptionally well received. We could not have done this without the help of a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, for which we are very grateful. The book is now included in this website as a digital version for anyone to read.

Other events in the pipeline include a special Celebration Service at St Nick’s, the President’s Picnic and the 100th Annual Dinner and we hope to be able to resume our monthly lunches as and when circumstances permit.

The Association of Royal Navy Officers (ARNO) very kindly included an article in their 2021 Year Book which gave a precis of the Club’s History for the wider naval audience.

We have a strong and proactive national membership, currently in the region of 120. We are always looking to strengthen our membership and to foster reciprocal relations with other naval and nautical organisations. You can find details on how to become a member of our Club by opening the ‘contact’ tab.

I joined the Royal Navy in 1960 as a Junior Writer 2nd Class and shortly after being advanced to Chief Writer in 1973, I was promoted and served in various establishments until I left the service in 1981 having had a great career.

I opened my own successful retail camping business which was a long-held ambition, and subsequently sold this in 1987.

It was also at this time that I decided that all my RN experience should not go to waste and joined the RNR at HMS EAGLET. Coincidentally, a few weeks later, the post of Supply Staff Officer became vacant and I was appointed into what was to be an infill job but lasted until 1995! During this time, I was appointed as the national Head of the Supply Branch.

Another ambition was fulfilled when I became a school Bursar in 1995 in Liverpool followed by a school in Chester, retiring finally in 2013 also having served as the Chair of the National Bursars’ Association.


John Glover
Lieutenant Commander RD RNR