Naval reserves have sent a message of thanks for the six tablets bought thanks to a donation from the Wales Reserves and Cadets Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

With the coronavirus pandemic putting a halt on much face-to-face activity– activity in the virtual world stepped up with new ways of engaging and training being developed.

This resulted in a need for additional equipment such as the six tablets purchased by HMS Cambria, which are now available for use by members of the Ship’s Company, to more easily access online training.

The tablets are mainly loaned out to those trainees who do not have such equipment at home to enable them to carry out training and progress.

Chief Petty Officer Rob Evans, an Initial Naval Training Instructor as HMS Cambria said, “The tablets have been invaluable to members of our Ship’s Company. They have provided our reservists with an additional way of keeping in touch with the team during lockdown. The ability to undertake training in a remote and virtual environment has been very beneficial allowing Instructional Staff to deliver and provide training continuity.”

Lieutenant Commander Brian Hayes added, “The tablets have been in great demand and have proven to have been a resounding success especially during lockdown, although they will continue to be a valuable asset for HMS Cambria going forward, therefore, the Ship’s Company is extremely grateful for the generosity and support given to the Unit to provide these valuable training aids.”




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