Training day for Portsmouth's reservist sailors
NAVAL reservists put their fighting skills to the test during a two-day training exercise.
About 50 part-time sailors from the Whale Island-based HMS King Alfred reserve unit visited the Isle of Wight for a range of team building events.
They tackled everything from weapon training, orienteering and camouflage techniques, to a light-hearted raft-building drill.
Chief Petty Officer Jaime Newell, of Portsmouth was one of those attending.
He joined the reserves after completing a 27-year career in the navy, serving as Chief of Catering on HMS Illustrious.
He now plays a key role in the reserve’s newly-formed Chef branch, and helped to feed all the hungry reservists on exercise – something which he said he enjoyed.
To become a reservist, see royalnavy.mod.uk/kingalfred.