Sea Cadets from TS Achilles participated in the NZ Navy Damage Control School Exercise. This is the same program that Navy recruits do during their training. The Cadets really enjoyed the challenge.
Sea Cadets from TS Achilles were given the opportunity to visit the Dry Dock at the Devonport Navy Base. It was amazing to see these big Ships up close!
Sea Cadets from Training Ship Achilles helped to man a stand all about Sea Cadets at the Devonport Navy Base Open Day.
During their breaks, they went off and explored other areas of the Open Day, which included visits on board New Zealand Navy Ships and First Aid demonstrations by Navy Medics.
It was an awesome day - check out the photos below...
Sea Cadets from Training Ship Achilles recently sailed to Kawau Island on the historic William C Daldy Tug Boat. Cadets assisted with Steward duties, tying off lines, stoking coal and working in the Engine Room. A big thank you to the William C Daldy Preservation Society for welcoming us aboard!
Check out some photos from the day we went to Kawau Island below.
TS Achilles has recently been approached by the William C Daldy Preservation Society and asked to provide Cadets on a regular basis to help volunteer on board the historic tug boat William C Daldy. They work as deck crew, which involves learning how to cast her off and the harder job of tying her up again when returning to port.
While the Daldy is out on the water, Cadets help out the stokers in the boiler room and some of the luckier ones even got a chance to steer the William C Daldy.
Events where Cadets have crewed on the William C Daldy include the Auckland Heritage Festival and the Tall Ships Festival.
The Cadets all had a great time and you can be guaranteed this will not be the last time that Cadets from TS Achilles help out the crew of the William C Daldy.
If you want to find out more about the William C Daldy please visit this link.
Sea Cadets from TS Achilles were lucky to be given the opportunity to go aboard the NZ Navy Ship HMNZS Canterbury. We were given a tour around the Ship and got to see interesting parts of the Ship including the Bridge and the Landing Craft that they use to take vehicles from the Ship to dry land. This was a great opportunity and we would like to say a special thank you to Ordinary Combat Systems Specialist Howie for showing us around and giving us a great tour.
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