Appointments are now done on a Combined Services basis but before that the Navy ran two local appointment secretaries based in Portsmouth (nowArea 3) and Plymouth (now Area 1). In those early years the more prestigious exchange appointments were done by the Secretary. Today the Combined Services Rugby Referees Federation appoint to nearly all of the major Service games although the RNRURS does input in to who it feels should officiate at the various levels of Army v RAF matches. I believe that Tania Ashton Jones, who for one year covered Area 3, is the only non . . .
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