HMS King Alfred Open Day Part.1


On Saturday the 24 April, members of the public from Portsmouth and the surrounding areas were invited to spend the day finding out what life could be like to be a member of the Royal Naval Reserves.

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Rope Work – Training to tie knots and throw heavy lines which attach to heavier ‘Hawser’ Lines when on board the ship

Members of HMS King Alfred were on hand to talk to potential recruits who were invited along to HMS King Alfred at Whale Island, to attend one of the Royal Navy’s ‘RNR Live’ recruiting events. These events have been organised country wide as part of a Royal Navy national recruitment drive – LIVE LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS.

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Able Seaman Steve Court who lives in Ringwood Hampshire joined the Royal Naval Reserve in 2014, and having completed his Phase 1 Royal Naval Reserve Training he is now in the process of taking part in his Phase 11 Trade Training.  Steve is joining the Warfare Branch of the Royal Navy where he will specialise in Navigation, Gunnery, and Seamanship skills, as well as many other disciplines.  Steve said, “I joined in 2014 and really enjoy the challenge and am looking forward the next part of my training.”

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Able Seaman Beth Piper from Gosport is still a student studying physical education and sports coaching at Chichester University. Beth who is a local girl from Gosport went to Bay House School and has been with the Royal Naval Reserve for 3 years.
Beth is a member of HMS King Alfred and was on hand to talk to potential recruits who were invited along to HMS King Alfred at Whale Island, to attend one of the Royal Navy’s ‘RNR Live’ recruiting events.

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Senior Housing Officer for Chichester University and Royal Navy Reservist. “I love all the new experiences that being in the Royal Navy Reserves offers.”

Able Seaman Joe Ayres who lives in Chichester has been in the Royal Naval Reserve for 14 Months and passed out from his Phase 1 training in January. Joe is a member of HMS King Alfred and was on hand to talk to potential recruits who were invited along to HMS King Alfred at Whale Island, to attend one of the Royal Navy’s ‘RNR Live’ recruiting events.

 

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