Captain Bellfield Visit

Captain Bellfield Visit

The Captain of HMS Raleigh, Captain Bellfield, along with two recruits visited Torpoint Community College on 18th March 2015 to meet with students and talk about the Royal Navy.  The students asked lots of questions, such as “what qualifications do I need to become an Engineer in the Royal Navy, “are females allowed to be Submariners” and “how often can you take a shower on a submarine”?  The students, all of whom had an interest in joining the Royal Navy, thoroughly enjoyed the meeting and have been invited to visit HMS RALEIGH in April to give them an idea of what to expect if they decide to join the Service as their chosen career. 

Also during this visit, the Royal British Legion were presented with a cheque for £468.00 which had been raised by the staff and students at Torpoint Community College for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.  Captain Bellfield was also presented with a certificate from the Royal British Legion as a thank you to HMS RALEIGH for their considerable donation raised by staff and recruits.  This was a very moving event with Mr John Tivnan explaining how the donations assisted with the work carried out by the Royal British Legion.

Mr Tivnan said, ’Following the cessation of the conflict in Afghanistan in October 2014 we are now praying that 2015 will be the second year since 1945 when no British Service person is lost in action. However the legacy of that terrible war will manifest itself in many ways over the next couple of generations to come following the horrific physical injuries sustained and the not so visible mental scarring of others. That is why it is so important the Legion continues with its vital work.’