Power Boat Qualifications

Power Boat Qualifications

Over the Easter holidays seven cadets, Theo Hunt (4th, H), Edward August (4th, H), Henry Jonson (4th, H), Ben Kinsman (4th, S), Ben Hilditch (4th, S), Tommy Maddinson (4th, S) and George Wells (4th, S), from the CCF Naval section joined cadets from across the country taking sailing, leadership and powerboat training at the Royal Navy's HMS Raleigh in Plymouth. 

The cadets experienced all aspects of life 'aboard' a Royal Naving training station as members of Raleigh's Vigilant Squadron. Boating from Jupiter Point ( a Second World War D-Day embrakation harbour; now a state of the art seamanship school) the boys were able to hone their skills in a wide range of Royal Navy craft, including fast ribs, Cheverton Champs, Halmatic VTs and work boats.

In spite of severe gales that battered the South Coast, all successfully completed their RYA Level Two Powerboat and RYA First Aid courses.

S/Lt Wells (Prep School Boarding Houseparent) completed his Power Boat Instructor course at the same time.

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