Royal Parade at BRNC

Royal Parade at BRNC Royal Parade at BRNC Royal Parade at BRNC

Her Royal Highness The Princess ROyal took the salute at Britannia Royal Naval College as 154 Officer Cadets celebrated the end of initial training at Lord High Admiral's Divisions.

Over 850 friends and family watched as Her Royal Highness inspected the Cadets and presented prizes. During her address Her Royal highness told the parade that it was a privilege to be at the College. She thanked the COllege staff for their efforts in instructing and mentoring the Cadets and also thanked the families and friends for the support they had given their loved ones throughout their training, which she added would be even more important as the Officer's careers progressed. Her royal highness also spoke of her family's links with the College and the Royal Navy's role in supporting the UK's intertests all over the world.

The Cadets passing out included 28 Officers promoted from the Ranks, a Royal Navy Chaplain, three new Officers for the Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service, 26 recruits to the Royal Flett Auxiliary Service and internationals from Singapore and Malta, who have all trained alongside their Royal Navy counterparts. A total of 178 other cadets at varying stages of their training took part in the parade, among them were international students from Albania, Bahama, Bahrain, Bandladesh, Qatar and Ukraine. Music was provided by the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Commando Training Centre. Two platoons of Rating recruits from HMS Raleigh were also part of the parade.

Captain Henry Duffy, the Captain of BRNC, said:"All our parades are a special occasion but Lord High Admiral's is probably the most prestigious. Those passing-out should be proud that they have met the stringent standards that we require of them to earn their place on the parade. The Royal Navy's succes is built on team-work and there are certain elements of training that are common to Officers and Ratings. The recruits from HMS Raleigh were a very welcome addition.

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