Americans join officer cadets at navy college
A GROUP of US Navy midshipmen have been given an insight into the training provided to their Royal Naval counterparts during a week-long visit to Britannia Royal Naval College.
The US Navy personnel were given a full tour of the college and were able to meet with Royal Navy officer cadets undergoing their 30-week initial naval training course.
The visitors took part in a range of activities at the college, including boat handling out on the River Dart, fitness sessions and navigation training.
They also visited the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone, near Exmouth, where they tackled the endurance course.
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The US Navy midshipmen are currently undertaking a four-year course at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
Midshipman Tyler Ledoux, 22, said: "It's been great coming to BRNC. A group from the Royal Navy College came to us last year.
"It's been good being out in the picket boats on the river and to take part in the endurance course at the Commando Training Centre.
"There was not as much water as normal, but a lot of mud, so it was great fun.
"Our training is very similar to the Royal Navy but there is a slight difference in the methods we use for navigation and that type of thing, so that's been a bit tricky."
The visit was hosted by BRNC's US Navy liaison officer Lt Matt Kenfield who said: "Visits like this one are great for strengthening relationships between BRNC and the US Naval Academy.
"Not only does it keep communication going between the two institutions, it allows us to exchange ideas in the way we train future navy officers.
"The BRNC cadets and USNA midshipmen will take the lessons and experiences of this week into the fleet with them and our navies will be better for it."