Our time in HMS Richmond has given us a fantastic insight into our future careers

Officer Cadet Adam Michael, Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme

The four prospective mariners joined Richmond in Portsmouth as the ship was activated on escort duties for a Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (Navy) task force transiting the English Channel.

It wasn’t all work, however, as the Midshipmen and Cadets experienced a brief port visit to Den Helder, Netherlands where the ship’s company had earned some downtime from a busy programme.

Midshipman Kinnunen added that the, “experience aboard HMS Richmond has been highly informative. Not only have we learned more about life on board a ship, but we have also learned about the British people, their culture, and their Navy.”

Next up for Richmond is a return to her home base port of Portsmouth for a couple of weeks of maintenance before summer leave.

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