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CCF Naval Section Trip to Portsmouth 2018

CCF Naval Section Trip to Portsmouth 2018

CCF Naval Section Trip to Portsmouth.

On Tuesday 20th February, the NCOs of the CCF Navy section travelled to Whale Island in Portsmouth for a field day. This involved a morning of learning about firefighting on board ships in the state-of-the-art fire school, which replicates compartments on board a warship such as engine rooms, machinery control rooms, mess decks, galleys and passageways. The afternoon was a visit to the Damage Repair Instructional Unit, which is a mock-up of a flooding ship which rocks and rolls as sailors try to plug gaps in the hull using wood. Split over three decks, the unit simulates compartments of a ship with water rushing in through various holes - a difficult undertaking and a chilly experience in February! Overall the day was a great success with all the boys and dons taking part, enjoying themselves and learning a great deal about safety measures on ships in the Royal Navy. 

Report by: James Chelton

   

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