The Royal Air Force visits

By Lance Corporal Juliet Clarke,
Headquarters, Jamaica Defence Force (Civil Military Affairs)

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Rugby Team traveled to Jamaica from the 10 – 17 January 2008.    The team’s visit is aimed at promoting rugby in Jamaica and to build on its alliance with the Jamaica Defence Force.  The visit involved the team conducting coaching clinics in schools across Jamaica as part of the promotion of the sport. 

Air Vice Marshall C Davison (left) Director of Sports in the
Royal Air Force with Colonel A B Anderson, Chairman
of the Jamaica Defence Force Sports Board.

Retired Air Vice Marshall Chris Davison who is responsible for sports  in the Royal Air Force accompanied the team.   The Chairman of RAF Rugby League, Wing Commander Dean Andrew,  also came with the team.  

Members of the Royal Air Force Rugby Team familiarizing
themselves with the Jamaica Defence Force’s rugby field.

While in Jamaica, the team focused, not only on their commitments to the rugby but used the opportunity to visit some of Jamaica’s historic locations, one such is Port Royal, in Kingston.