Remembrance Day

Wales URNU have sent several groups of cadets out to represent the Royal Navy at a number of Remembrance Sunday Parades, including Bridgend, Swansea and Barry.

101 years since the conclusion of the Great War, we spent the day reflecting on those who had paid the ultimate price for freedom and liberty across the world, as well as those who are serving now.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

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WURNU Cadets Take On The Commando Challenge For Charity

Four officer cadets took on the 10k Commando Challenge in Devon in October, running the full course in 1hr27!

Cadets Ben Baily, Alex Bayne, Alistair Mansfield and Freya Adele headed down with forms full of donations to take on the intense Commando mud run, taking on a variety of obstacles along with the standard terrible Devon weather.

Difficult but rewarding, if challenges like this get you excited, join up with the WURNU today!

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The Royal Naval Equestrian Team

Sporting opportunities abound in the URNU, as our own Midshipman Kate Slennett demonstrated last month.

‘Over the first weekend in October Midshipman Kate Slennett took part in the UK Armed Forces Dressage Championships. This event was held alongside the Dressage Championships of Great Britain at The David Broome Event Centre.

This was the first competition Kate had taken her own horse ‘Al’ along to. Whilst it wasn’t the RN’s outing, with a few unfortunate injuries the weekend was enjoyed by all Service Personnel who took part.

Mid. Slennett said: “The opportunities the Royal Naval Equestrian Squad have afforded me are second to none. Prior to becoming involved with the Squad I had never taken a horse to a competition. The team spirit, support and training opportunities provided are exceptional and I am thoroughly looking forward to the next training and development opportunity and working with ‘Al’ to get to know him better.”’

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If exciting sporting opportunities like this entice you, sign up with the WURNU using our form to be in with the opportunity to join in September 2020!

HMS Express And WURNU Students In The Bristol Channel

As our Senior Midshipman writes:

‘On Tuesday 29th October, one Midshipman, one Officer Cadet and one Acting Officer Cadet from Wales URNU had the opportunity to take the Unit’s affiliated warship HMS EXPRESS out for a day trip in the Bristol Channel.

The trip was conducted to allow the ashes of a former Royal Navy sailor to be committed to the waves, and gave the students a chance to try out their navigation skills on the Royal Navy’s Warship Electronic Charting and Data Information System (WECDIS).

Despite the bitter winds and rough seas, the trip was a success, and allowed the students to put into practise the skills learnt in the classroom – a unique opportunity only for URNU Officer Cadets.’

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