Navy adventurous training centre welcomes summer visitors

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An adventurous training centre set in the stunning scenery of Bavaria is now fully open to Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel.

The Naval Outdoor Centre Germany (NOCG) is operating year-round activities once again after more than two years of disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Initially opened as an adventurous training base for marines in 2004, the centre has since expanded and offers a range of sporting activities for 52 people a week, including family skiing over Christmas and Easter.

Its success and popularity has grown over the years and it has been a full-time adventurous training centre since 2009, moving to its current home in 2014.

Sailors and Royal Marines took full advantage of the NOCG being fully open when they recently completed challenging and climbing in the mountains.

During the summer, it also offers kayaking on breath-taking lakes and rivers and mountain biking.

Then in winter, personnel can head to the slopes for skiing with beginner courses with instructors to courses for those wanting to improve their technique.

The centre gives personnel the chance to gain experience in the activities as well as foundation level courses.

A sailor who visited the NOCG over summer said: “I wish to take this opportunity to thank NOCG for aiding and facilitating our Adventurous Training package.

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their experience, and it was evident that stronger bonds were forged between groups during the week.

“Sustaining a busy operational tempo is always challenging and as we are preparing for various deployments around the globe, opportunities such as NOCG, are of paramount importance in terms of looking after our people.”

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