Oban Sea Cadets have a blast at Faslane

Oban Sea Cadets visit Northern Diving Group (NDG) Sea Cadets from Oban, Argyll and Bute. The Cadets were given a guided tour around the Royal Navy divers building and got hands on with some of the kit and and equipment used by the men and women of NDG. PO Dunion who is from Oban took the opportunity to show his hometown Sea Cadet unit around the diving section.

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Oban Sea Cadets had a blast last Thursday when they visited Faslane to learn about what goes on inside the naval base.

Petty Officer Mark Dunion invited the seven cadets and their instructor to the base for a guided tour.

PO Dunion will soon retire from the Royal Navy after 22 years of service and will move to Oban with his fiancée, where he has volunteered as an instructor.

The cadets enjoyed the day and and were interested in all they were shown,  asking lots of  questions, which  kept PO Dunion on his toes.

During the visit they were treated to a demonstration by Northern Diving Group, a trip out on the water with Queen’s Harbour Master, and a guided tour of the sports facilities.

PO Robert Neil, an instructor with the Oban unit, said: ‘It was an absolutely wonderful day, full of exciting technology and an opportunity to experience and view the modern Royal Navy’s working life. Thank you to everyone involved in organising the visit.’

PO Dunion added: ‘It was a pleasure to host the young people and I look forward to getting more involved in the future when I leave the navy.

‘I was a sea cadet myself and it is a great organisation which encourages young people to get involved in many different activities, as well as giving them confidence to achieve things they might not think they are capable of.’

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