“We are told that ripples caused by a pebble thrown into a pond spread ever outward gathering momentum on their way.

In April 1922, at the invitation of the then Secretary of Devonport Services, Engineer Commander S.F. Cooper, I took a team of Welshmen to play the Services in Devonport. Since then I have enjoyed the hospitality of Services players as far from the Rectory Field as Ceylon and China and in April 1952 Crawshays Welsh paid their 21st visit to Devonport and their 20th to Cambourne.

A single stone thrown perchance into the ocean of Rugby Fixtures in 1922 caused a ripple which in 1952 became our anniversary wave.

As with all solidly established organisations the growth of this touring side has been gradual and spontaneous to which many generations of players have contributed of their diversities of gifts”.

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