Qatar Naval Officers Visit HMS Collingwood

Qatar Naval Officers Visit HMS Collingwood

A delegation from the Qatar Staff College, lead by Colonel Bennett Chief of Directing Staff, visited HMS Collingwood recently to view the provision of simulation training.


This visit was part of a wider programme of UK Defence visits, which included Naval Command Headquarters and HM Naval Base Portsmouth.

Dividing in to two groups, the visitors spent time in the Maritime Composite Training Systems, where they also witnessed training, and the Close Range Training Section where they were all given the opportunity to experience the General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) simulator.

Staff College student Major Al Hajri said of the tour “We have enjoyed it, it was a great pleasure to come here. You have more technology and we are very impressed with the gun simulator.”

On completion of the equipment tours the visitors had lunch in the establishment’s Wardroom before departing for HM Naval Base Portsmouth.

Press Release, April 30, 2014; Image: Royal Navy