It was a very rewarding experience and beneficial both for the Trust, who were grateful for the extra hands, and for us as well.

ET(ME) Kilbey

ET(ME) Kilbey said “It was a very rewarding experience and beneficial both for the Trust, who were grateful for the extra hands, and for us as well. 

“As a group of junior engineers working alongside the ship’s own engineers, some of whom are ex-service, it exposed us to a different way of working and to an environment where funding and tool availability is dependent so much on charitable donations.” 

STS Lord Nelson’s next stop, after her maintenance period in Southampton, is the slightly sunnier surroundings of the Canary Islands, whilst HMS Kent will be alongside in Devonport preparing for a major refit to ensure she’s prepared for the future challenges that the Royal Navy is likely to face. 

 

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