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