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Photo caption: Left to Right Back Row: Kamaran Rahimi, Shukri Uradde, Kenneth King, Ernest Raba, Anita Vikor, Commander Paul Hammond, Mehmet Ceylan, Kim De Leon. Left to Right Front Row: Levi Faiz and Serge Mbombo

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Public Services students got a taste of life on board a modern, front line war ship when they visited HMS Argyll. The ship, which is usually based in Plymouth in south-west England, was berthed next to HMS Belfast in central London for a few days. Following an extensive L20 million refit in 2009-10, HMS Argyll is now one of the most up-to-date and capable frigates in the Royal Navy’s Fleet, with her structure preserved and her weapons and sensors significantly enhanced.

Public Services tutor, Kenneth King, said: “The day trip to HMS Argyll was a great success and a valuable personal experience for the students. It enabled them to develop a fuller understanding of public services by seeing one of them in action. The learners really enjoyed the ‘hands-on’ experience and getting to see for themselves what they have learned in class.

Student Shukri Uradde, pictured above said: “The idea of a naval career interests me and we found out that there are lots of opportunities to move up through the ranks.”

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To see a news piece for Forces News about the visit, click here

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