STRATFORD Sea Cadets had a taste of life on the ocean waves when they toured HMS Richmond – a ship older than any of the cadets that visited.
They went to see the warship while it was docked in Cardiff to support the Poppy Appeal and got to see the ops rooms, galley, wardroom and senior rates mess.
HMS Richmond was launched in April 1993 and operates as an anti-submarine warship.
One of her most recent missions was to escort the Admiral Kuznetsov, a large Russian aircraft carrier through British waters.
First Class Cadet Charlotte Drinkwater, aged 16, said “We were shown how submarines are identified and tracked just by the sound of their propellers.
“Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what it would be like when a ship is on high alert but today it was made real.”