Naval staff take part in a reindeer rodeo

The 10,000th trainee passes through the MCTS training facility at HMS Collingwood. AB(WS) Matthew North at his consul during a simulated missile attack

Royal Navy training hub in Fareham marks its 10,000th trainee

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NAVAL personnel across HMS Collingwood got in to the Christmas spirit with the annual It’s A Knockout tournament, with nearly 200 people taking part in a series of festive themed challenges.

These challenges included carrying presents along an inflatable runway wearing a bungee harness and Reindeer Rodeo.

Leading Physical Trainer Jack Basher, who has only recently joined HMS Collingwood, organised the event. He said: ‘It was a pleasure to organise the Christmas It’s A Knockout. As my first event, it was a fantastic competition with an outstanding turnout from the ship’s company.’