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HMS Defender

It was just after lunch on the first Monday of camp when we boarded the HMS Defender, the newest of the Royal Navy Destroyers. It therefore had the newest weapon and software/hardware, which made it awesome. I was amazed at how much the naval accommodation has changed and revolutionized, there were only two-bed high bunks, far less to a room and therefore far more personal living space than used to be the case and that we had on the outdated HMS Bristol.

It was a great experience and a highlight of an amazing week. I felt extremely honoured to be amongst the first cadets to set foot on the Defender. I recommend all fellow cadets to jump at any similar chance and would recommend Bristol camp to everyone.

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Cdt Harry McLanaghan - 2286 (Arden) Sqn
24 Sep 13

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