Exercise dawns for RNR cadets

  • Author: Nichola Winstanley
  • Date: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Exercise dawns for RNR cadets

Nine Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) Officer Cadets mustered on the parade ground at BRNC ready to begin a leadership exercise alongside ther regular counterparts.

The Cadets signed up to the RNR earlier in the year and were completing 16 days at BRNC as part of their induction training. This has included completing their RN Fitness Test, the Military Swim Test and acquiring a motor whaler coxswain qualification. They have also enjoyed strategic studies and leadership lectures buiklding up to the epic five-day basic military skills package that culminates in their all-important leadership assessments.

The RNR course is designed to run in parallel with the RN Initial Naval Training course, so that a common experience is shared by all.

Midshipman Rhys Thomas from HMS Cambria, the Cardiff based RNR unit said: "Being able to integrate with our RN counterparts has been amazing. They have been wonderful hosts and we have built some long lasting friendships here."

All nine achieved a cradible pass a well-deserved passing-out parade was the finale to the course. Captain Sue Jameson RNR took the salute and wished the newly promoted Midshipman luck in their exciting career ahead.

The new RNR Young Officers will now continue their development with further training weekendsat BRNC before looking forward to their Fleet Board. Until then it is back to being a solicitor, airport fire fighter, data analyst, risk assessment advisor and a host of other civilian jobs.

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