Fun & Games
This page is designed to help the Maritime Cadets to continue to learn and grow despite the current pandemic which is causing so much caos.
If you follow the links below you will find activities videos and lots of fun things to help you stay connected.
Click on the sub headings below to take a closer look at that subject
Use the up and down keys to make the dinosaur jump or duck
Design and Draw your own Coat of Arms
Click on the link below to get the instructions for designing and drawing your own coat of arms
What are you doing to keep yourself occupied during the lockdown
Captain Richard Tyrrell has been building a model of the Ark Royal from scratch in his garden.
This is a short video of the progress so far and its looking fantastic
HMS Ark Royal was a light aircraft carrier and former flagship of the Royal Navy. She was the third and final vessel of Invincible class. She was built by Swan Hunter on the River Tyne and launched by them in 1981. Ark Royal was christened by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. She followed sister ships HMS Invincible and HMS Illustrious into service in 1985.
Affectionately known as The Mighty Ark, she is the fifth Royal Navy ship to have borne the name of the 1587 flagship that defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588. Originally intended to be named Indomitable to match the rest of the class, this was changed due to the public reaction to the loss of the Ark Royal name after the scrapping of the previous Ark Royal in 1980, after 30 years’ service.
Slightly larger than her sister ships, and with a steeper ski-jump ramp, Ark Royal carried the STOVL (Short Take Off and Vertical Landing) Harrier Jump Jet aircraft, as well as various helicopters. With a crew complement of over 1,000 sailors and aviators, she saw active service in the 1990s Bosnian War and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.
Originally due to be retired in 2016, Ark Royal was instead decommissioned on 11 March 2011, as part of the Navy restructuring portion of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. After Ark Royal‘s decommissioning HMS Albion replaced her as the Royal Navy flagship. Ark Royal was sold for scrap to the Turkish company Leyal Ship Recycling and left Portsmouth in May 2013.
Commander Keith Coleman has made a short video of the activities he has been doing as well as being a key worker.
Quote “Despite having to go to work on some days I have had several days off and have been keeping busy with exercise and trying to learn the Harmonica.
I have never been able to learn an instrument and have tried quite a few so here goes again”
Cadet Oliver Clarke from Ledbury Unit has been doing some art work at home.
Well done Oliver
Staff and Cadets from TS Middleton Have shown support for the NHS and St Georges day by not only clapping forthe NHS but doing it in style.
The staff and cadets despite being isolated came out in full unifrom to show support.
Well done to all the staff and cadets that are showing the NHS that the Maritime Cadets are behind you all the way.