United Kingdom Armed Forces


The British King’s Cup crew in 2019 is open to all services, has generated significant numbers of competitive athletes and will be the first time a combined service crew has competed in an international rowing event.

Below the Chief of Defence Staff and Vice Chief of Defence Staff with the formal invitation to race at The King’s Cup, the map of the Henley Royal Regatta course and the record of the Oxford University service crew that raced in 1919.


Left: General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB, DSO & Bar, OBE, ADC, Vice Chief of Defence Staff
Right: General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC, Chief of Defence Staff

Your Crew


A truly tri-service crew, this is the first time a combined crew from Army, Navy and the Royal Air Force will compete. Squad members hail from all over the United Kingdom and are of all ranks and a wide variety of disciplines and specialisms.



The 2019 Crew

Details and profiles of the British 2019 crew to follow.



The 1919 Crew