BRNC Trains Second Batch of Sailors

Officer Cadets at Dartmouth passed the first milestone of their 29-week course as the second group of ratings to train at Britannia Royal Naval College embark on their course.

The OCs’ exercise, known as Havoc, takes place in their fifth week and marks a significant point in the steep learning-curve in their training.

Havoc tests all elements of their new knowledge in one frantic day. The OCs faced a multitude of physical and academic hurdles, ranging from navigation and naval knowledge exams to fitness and boat-handling tests.

Meanwhile a second group of rating recruits began their initial naval training course. The 57 members of Whittall Division will undergo a nine-week induction programme at BRNC to transform them from civilians into sailors.

Reference

Navy News. (2020) College Welcomes More JRs. Navy News. December 2020, pp.6.

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