On Friday 09 Jul cadets from the Squadron visited HMS Westminster tied up alongside HMS Belfast in the Pool of London. HMS Westminster is a Type 23 Frigate of the Royal Navy. Originally designed for the principal task of anti-submarine warfare, they have evolved into versatile multi purpose ships with the capability to operate anywhere in the world. The ship was launched on 4 February 1992 and commissioned into service in 1994. The ship’s motto is “For Nation and for Glory” and it was even used for filming in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies!
The cadets had a comprehensive tour around the ship including the Merlin anti submarine helicopter and the bridge with some excellent views down the River Thames, as well as gaining a understanding in the role and life of naval personel. Cdt Mondahass said “this was an excellent trip and one which gave me a great insight into the Navy”.