Stu­dents given Royal Navy insight

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE -

LOUGH­BOR­OUGH Col­lege Pub­lic Ser­vices stu­dents have been gain­ing a first hand insight into serv­ing across the world with the Royal Navy Re­serves.

Dur­ing a packed day with HMS Sher­wood, the 16-strong group heard about ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to join ships all over the world and were of­fered a glimpse of train­ing for a range of sce­nar­ios, in­clud­ing emer­gency re­cov­ery and self-de­fence.

Pub­lic Ser­vices lec­turer An­thony Louch said: “Our stu­dents got hands on with on board re­cov­ery equip­ment for ca­su­al­ties like life rafts and rigid in­flat­a­bles and were taken through first aid in­struc­tion.

“They were given lessons in ba­ton de­fence tech­niques and were shown some weaponry. They also spoke to vol­un­teers and of­fi­cers about their pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ences as well as the chal­lenges they face.”

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