Saudi Cadets help to clean-up Brixham Harbour

  • Author: Nichola Aldridge
  • Date: Thursday 20th July 2017
Saudi Cadets help to clean-up Brixham Harbour Saudi Cadets help to clean-up Brixham Harbour

Saudi Officer Cadets training at Britannia Royal Naval College have helped to move nearly half a ton of flotsam and jetsam from the breakwater in Brixham.

The group of 10 from the College joined forces with volunteers from the local community to help with the clean-up as part of Brixham’s Marine Conservation Day. Members of ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ campaign and various conservation teams were also there to help. 

Working in three teams the group covered the length of the breakwater working amongst slippery and jagged rocks.  The fitness and agility of the Saudi Cadets helped them cover the whole length within five hours allowing them then to slip into the town centre to mix with the locals and holiday makers to practise their English Language, while looking around the shops and stalls.

Officer-in-charge of the trainees, Chief Petty Officer Bill Amery, said:  “Each term the Royal Navy at Dartmouth delivers world-class naval training to over 100 potential officers from over 20 foreign nations.  This is an excellent example of the positives to be gained by teaming up with the local community and assisting with marine conservation projects. It promotes mutual respect and understanding of the different cultures and way of life.  Lots of favourable and very positive comments were received from the locals about the Cadets’ behaviour, work ethic and sense of humour.”

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