St Vincent Squadron
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St Vincent Squadron is the name of a squadron used at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Other squadron name in use are Cunningham and previously Tiger. The squadrons are used to split the students at the college into administrative parts, and encourage a strong rivalry.
The Squadron is split further into Divisions, usually with one or two Divisions in each intake (currently six per year). These are Tireless, Torbay, Vengeance, Vigilant, Ocean, Illustrious and Dauntless. Ark Royal, the flight Division, is also affiliated to the Squadron for administrative purposes, although each member remains within the Squadron they joined in Phase 1. Wave Ruler, the RFA intake, is also part of the Squadron for their time at BRNC.
The Squadron is named after John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent in recognition for his Naval Accomplishments, most notably becoming First Lord of the Admiralty in 1801. He served with HMS Victory as his flagship at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1797, and commanded a promising young Captain Nelson.
The Squadron has two mascot goldfish that live outside of the VSO's office above the Junior Gun Room.