UK: “Kids at Work Day” Held at HM Naval Base Clyde

“Kids at Work Day” Held at HM Naval Base Clyde

The children of workers at HM Naval Base Clyde were treated to a day of activities on Thursday, March 21, when “Kids at Work Day” came to the military site.

Twenty-four children visited on the day and began events with a trip “doon the water” courtesy of the Ministry of Defence Police’s Clyde Marine Unit.

Children and parents were also hosted by Royal Marines from 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group who took the time to show their visitors some of the wide array of equipment which the Marines use.

This was followed by a tour of the Royal Marines’ new Island Class Patrol Vessels which had just returned from live firing exercises at sea.

The children also got to experience the purpose-built submarine simulator within the Naval Base’s Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) building before a well-earned spot of lunch with their parents.

The afternoon brought the opportunity for the children to go tobogganing at the Neptune Ski Centre and there was even a little genuine snow fall to get them in the mood.

Next up was a visit to the Ministry of Defence Police’s Dog Section where specialist search dog, Murphy, was one of the star attractions. The Naval Base’s Fire Station also provided children and parents with a tour and a chance to travel on a fire engine.

The final stop on the day was the Naval Base’s Sportsdrome facility where children and those accompanying parents who were brave enough, got to use the climbing wall and practice their rope skills.

Organiser of the day, Joanne McMurdo from Lockheed Martin UK Strategic Systems (LMUK SS), said:

“We would like to thank all the base sections that we visited for making us feel thoroughly welcome.

“It was a fantastic day and the children got a great insight into the diversity of jobs and facilities available at HM Naval Base Clyde.”

Naval Today Staff, April 17, 2013; Image: Royal Navy