International Help at Dawlish Warren

  • Author: Nichola Winstanley
  • Date: Wednesday 25th January 2017
International Help at Dawlish Warren

International Officer Cadets under training at BRNC took some time away from their studies to help out at Dawlish Warren. Cadets from Albania, angola, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Qatar, Ukraine and the UAE proved their fitness to clear large areas of overgrowth from the wetlands that the rangers had found difficult to access.

Chief Petty Officer Bill AMery, the OIC of the working party, said: "These cadets are attending BRNC to receive world class Naval training. Helping the local community allows themm to demonstrate the Royal Navy core values while also gaining an understanding of how important the conservation of a natural wildlife habitat is."

Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve is an area of grassland, sand dunes and mudflats. Thousands of birds inhabit the reserve and over 600 different types of flowering plants grow in the area. The site is so important that it is protected by both national and international law. Due to it's natural beauty, the Warren is also a popular holiday resort, visited by thousands of people each year.

The cadets' Divisional Officer, Lt Faye Derbyshire, said: "The international cadets find their out-reach project immensely satisfying. It allows them to engage with local people, improve their English language skills and support those in need of assistance. They have done an excellent job and we are very proud of them."

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