Chinese visit to BRNC

  • Author: Nichola Winstanley
  • Date: Wednesday 25th May 2016
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Three Officers from the Naval University of Engineering of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently spent three days in the UK as guests of the Royal Navy. The invitation followed a successful visit to China by a group from the RN and was designed to strengthen a relationship between the British and Chinese Defence training establishments, ahead of a planned cadet exchange later this year.

The Chinese delegation started their visit at BRNC where they were given a brief on the 30-week initial naval training course for Officers and shown some of the facilities available for training. They were able to witness weapons training taking place and were given a tour of the navigation block and the multi-million pound bridge simulator used primarily for navigation and Officer-of-the Watch training.

After two days in Devon the visitors moved on to Portsmouth and HMS Excellent where they were able to see the state-of-art  simulators and facilities used to instruct sailors in the vital skills to deal with flood and fire at sea.

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