HMS Oardacious Official Partners

Gold Partners


Greenwich Hospital is a unique Crown Charity.

The Hospital provides charitable support including annuities, sheltered housing and education to serving and retired personnel of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their dependants.

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For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. Babcock help customers in the UK and around the world improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

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With long-standing links to the Royal Navy's submarine service, BAE Systems Submarines is proud to support an endeavour which will pitch men against the might of the Atlantic. Our work to design, build, test, and commission the most advanced submarines ever operated by the RN means collaboration and team work is at the heart of all we do.


Silver Partners


TP Group is a professional services technology partner with a unique end-to-end approach. Working in partnership with stakeholders, including systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users to design, deliver and support high-integrity mission-critical systems and services.  

Based upon 75-years of engineering heritage and leveraging our unique knowledge, skills and experience, TP Group combines a range of high-end capabilities to produce high-integrity equipment.”

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Ruddy Nice Ltd has expertise in Military training and simulation as well as Defence exhibitions and events.  Ruddy Nice Ltd provide a range of services including PR and Media support, Business development as well as Event and Exhibition management. They are enthusiastic about their customers' businesses, working hard to ensure long and rewarding relationships.


Cohort plc, together with three of its subsidiary companies MASS, MCL and SEA, is delighted to announce their support as Silver Sponsors for HMS Oardacious, the team of four Royal Navy Submariners that will take part in the world’s toughest rowing race, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December 2019. Andy Thomis, Chief Executive of the Cohort Group said: “The Cohort Group is immensely proud to be supporting HMS Oardacious for the Atlantic Challenge and I applaud the team’s bravery and determination to be the first boat to cross the finish line. We have all been struck by the team’s passion for the RNRMC and their aim to create a tangible legacy in mental health support.

The Defence Simulation, Education & Training (DSET) was set up in 2016 to facilitate military to military engagement and to give militaries the opportunity to educate industry in a challenge lead approach.

The 4th DSET conference will be held in Bristol, UK on 19-20th March 2019 and will host Military, Government and Industry from around the world.

Bronze Partners

Molecular Products is a world leader in the design and manufacture of life critical devices for the treatment of breathable gases. Where there is a finite quantity of air, Molecular Products’ leading edge technologies will sustain human life independently, or collectively, to maintain a breathable environment.

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BMT provides engineering and scientific services and solutions to industry, commerce, policy makers, regulators and public sector operators.

Their commitment to investing in people and high-quality research has enabled the modern BMT to continue from a heritage in pioneering maritime spirit: from designing the world's most advanced aircraft carrier to creating new measuring and monitoring systems for the offshore oil and gas industry.

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Xpedite aim to be a leading engineering consultancy service who achieve excellence for defence and commercial businesses. Xpedite employs its core service of Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) to generate viable proactive maintenance strategies. Customers are then supported through life by offering innovative and valued solutions to manage maintenance, logistical and other supportability issues. Find out more at


RB Safety Consultants Ltd is an independent engineering consultancy providing expert project and programme management, technical, logistics, risk, resilience and safety support to highly regulated industries, including the Defence sector and the civil nuclear power industry.  They have a well regarded reputation for supporting, among other projects, the UK submarine programme through the full lifecycle as a result of utilising the expert nuclear skills of their 70 staff members, generated through a combined 1700 man-years experience in the Royal Navy.  

"We recognise the courage and commitment of the HMS OARDACIOUS team in taking on the Atlantic Challenge in the 50th anniversary year of Continuous At Sea Deterrence as our staff have completed in excess of a combined 400 deterrent patrols and, as such, we wish the submariners involved all the very best for the year."  David Graham, RB Safety Consultants Ltd Managing Director  

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Micropore manufactures reactive plastics consisting of various powders molded into a matrix material. ExtendAir® brand CO2 adsorbent cubes and cartridges are used in rebreathing and life support applications. The patented technology is the first major advance in CO2 adsorbent technology in over 100 years. Integrated solutions provide superior performance advantages over existing granular adsorbents including lower average percent CO2 and up to 5x faster rate of CO2 adsorption. Applications are for powered and unpowered (passive) use in removing CO2 in submarines in addition to rebreathing applications including medical anesthesia and defense and commercial oil diving.


BySea coffee is owned by international maritime charity Sailors’ Society, with profits from sales going to the charity’s work supporting seafarers and their families in 30 countries around the world. 

The coffee range includes five caffeinated blends sustainably sourced from regions where Sailors’ Society works – India, Asia-Pacific, Africa, Brazil and the Americas – a decaffeinated coffee and its special edition HMS Victory coffee, launched in partnership with The National Museum of the Royal Navy to mark Sailors’ Society’s 200th anniversary. BySea is available in individual packs or by subscription at


Kitworld are a Plymouth based sporting goods store who amongst many others support Armed Forces sports providing a range of kit design services, team kits and general sports equipment.

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MASS, acquired by Cohort plc in 2006, is a technology company with a 35-year heritage serving the defence and security markets in the UK and around the world.   The company delivers trusted and tailored services and solutions that improve the security, efficiency and effectiveness of operations. MASS works in partnership with its customers and focuses on Electronic Warfare Operational Support, Cyber Security, Information Management, Support to Military Operations and Law Enforcement.

Based near St Neots, Cambridgeshire, with a state-of-the-art training facility in Lincoln, MASS employs over 300 people, including operational and technical experts, academics, engineers and technical specialists.


Advanced Marine Innovation Technology Subsea Ltd. -- AMITS --   A company developing and building equipment for use underwater. This includes the HABETaS submarine escape equipment currently in use on the submarines of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

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The Weston Biltong Company is a fourth generation British farming family living in Cheshire but with hearts in South Africa.

Their exciting & delicious range of products & flavors is entirely sourced Red Tractor Assured British Beef.

The Weston Biltong Company are proud to be supporting the HMS Oardacious crew  with a small mountain of Biltong for both our Atlantic crossing as well as our demanding training program.

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The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers; one of the ancient livery companies of the City of London and proudly affiliated to HMS Victorious are honoured to support the HMS Oardacious challenge.


The Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers, one of the medieval Trade Guilds of the City of London and proud affiliates of HMS Astute. Find out more at


Alligin Photography has wide experience of putting together bespoke teams of photographers to cover client's requirements at sporting and corporate events. We understand the power of images and words to support company aims in the rapidly changing business environment and produce images that can be used from social media right through to high end marketing. We have experience of providing images and reporting during live events as well as providing fine art images to provide a beautiful hand finished photograph to capture that special moment of achievement. At many events we utilise our expertise and passion for life and photography to help others to capture better images for themselves either through use of our professional standard equipment, their own cameras or more and more using their phone. Find out more at

Lockheed Martin has operated in the UK for 80 years and not only supports the Royal Navy and Royal Marines under, on and above the sea, but is incredibly proud to provide ongoing support to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC)

As a company, Lockheed Martin strives to deliver the very best equipment to the UK Armed Forces and by our contribution to the RNRMC we join with many other tremendous supporters and help play our part to help improve the lives of current or former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and their families at the time they need it the most. Learn more at