They also visited the Royal Naval Leadership Academy to hear about the range of specialist courses teaching different leadership and management techniques.

Moving on to HMS Raleigh, in Cornwall, the visitors were shown around an accommodation block where recruits live during their 10-week basic training course in rooms of 30.  

They were given an outline of the recruit training programme and also visited the multi-million pound simulators used to teach fire-fighting, techniques to deal with floods at sea and first-aid training.  

The facilities at HMS Raleigh, providing maritime survival techniques, are replicated at HMS Phoenix in Portsmouth.

In the Portsmouth area the Kenyan delegation visited HMS Collingwood to see the computerised training systems which are used to train Officers and ratings specialising in warfare. 

They also visited HMS Sultan, to look at marine and air engineering.

The Royal Navy regularly hosts visitors from foreign Navies and defence forces to share its training methods. 

The Kenyan delegation’s visit was part of the Defence engagement programme with the Kenyan Defence Forces, under the bilateral Defence Cooperation Agreement.

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