This is the Cadets’ first time out meeting the Royal Navy and we spent the night on HMS Bristol which gave them experience of living aboard. 

Commander Ted Main RN (Rtd)

Officer in Charge of the RN Section of the CCF, Commander Ted Main RN (Rtd), accompanied the cadets on their visit and said, “This is the Cadets’ first time out meeting the Royal Navy and we spent the night on HMS Bristol which gave them experience of living aboard.

"HMS Collingwood is our parent establishment and the Senior Rates here are superb with the Cadets. It’s lovely for the Cadets to experience this, wearing their uniforms out for the first time!”

Cadet Oscar Johnson added, “I’m really enjoying this, despite the cold! I really like sailing and being on the sea and this is my first time on a proper Naval Base.”

Photo courtesy of Keith Woodland, Crown Copyright.

HMS Collingwood

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