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Saturday 30th April not only marked the return to Twickenham of the Army v Navy matches after a two year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the end of Lt Gen Sir John Lorimer’s tenure as ARU President.

Lt Gen Sir John Lorimer KCB DSO MBE became President of the Army Rugby Union in 2014, a tenure lasting 8 years, including 6 Inter Service Championships and 1 International Defence Rugby Cup.

He has been an outstanding President and support to the whole of Army Rugby Union who express our sincere gratitude and best wishes to General John and his wife Philippa in their new ventures on the Isle of Man.

General Sir John handed over to incoming President, Lieutenant General  James Swift OBE after the Army v Navy matches at Twickenham.

General James bio can be viewed HERE

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