Lord High Admirals Divisions 2011

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  • Date: Friday 15th April 2011
Lord High Admirals Divisions 2011 Lord High Admirals Divisions 2011 Lord High Admirals Divisions 2011

Over 160 young men and women carried out the traditional slow march up the Britannia Royal Naval College steps and in through the large, central wooden doors this morning so marking the completion of their ‘Passing-out’ Parade at the annual Lord High Admiral’s Divisions.

His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent was representing the Lord High Admiral, Her Majesty The Queen. He looked on as the Young Officers advanced up the College steps with appropriate pride and degree of solemnity just as their predecessors have done for over 100 years.

During his address to the parade on completion of the inspection, Prince Michael referred to his last visit to BRNC during its centenary celebrations in 2005. He spoke of the impressive ethos and welcome that the College gives and the integrity and respect it engenders in the officers of the Royal Navy which is recognised around the world. He spoke of the speed of change and advances in technology in the RN today are in many ways similar to the challenges faced by the Service over the years and there can be no better preparation for the Young Officer’s future career than the training undertaken in BRNC.

Over the last seven months the training undertaken at BRNC has included numerous challenges of both the physical and academic alongside a frenetic pace of activity. The development of leadership skills has been a continuous process including a demanding progression of exercises initially within the College grounds, moving on to Dartmoor and then ultimately in a final assessed four days in the maritime environment on the River Dart.

The ramps surrounding the parade ground were thronged with family and friends who had travelled from across the world to witness the parade as amongst the RN personnel were young officers from over twenty different nations.

 

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