I'm having a great time. It's definitely good to work together because we are in different years at school so it's nice to get together like this

Cadet Maya Kateli

The group also visited the Close Range Training Simulator where they tried their hands at firing from the deck of a ship using the General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) and viewed the Phalanx Gun system which is fitted to the Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers and which fires ninety 20mm rounds every 1.2 seconds.

Leadership is a core skill within the Royal Navy and the Cadets were then tested during a Leadership and Teamwork Training session which saw them split into two groups to take on challenges like crossing ‘open water’ on ‘islands’ to retrieve essential supplies using just planks, pallets and tyres.

Cadet Maya Kateli said of her visit, "I'm having a great time. It's definitely good to work together because we are in different years at school so it's nice to get together like this."

It was Cadet Ben Marcus' second visit to HMS Collingwood and he commented, "It's been really good and everything I've done has been different from what I did on my visit here last year."

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