Visit to the Fleet by Warrant Officers from the
SA Army Infantry Formation
Article and photos by AB Jason Warren Bland
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The Warrant Officers of the
SA Army Formation visited Naval Base Simon’s Town on 02
October 2012. The team building visit consisted of MWO’s,
SWO’s and WO1’s. For some of the members, the wide Open
Ocean and naval ships were amazing, as this was the
first time they had seen such a spectacular sight.
The visiting Warrants listening to Cdr P.G. Van Den Berg's presentation
Their day was well spent,
starting off with a tour of the South African Naval
Museum followed by an interesting presentation by BPRO,
Cdr P.G. Van Den Berg in the St. Georges Chapel. The
visiting Warrant Officers then moved towards the Boat
House in West yard where they all had the opportunity to
have a short trip on one of the NAMACURAS after which
they had lunch at Southern Floe Mess.
The Warrant Officers then
returned to East yard where they were taken on a tour
onboard the SAS SPIOENKOP, which for some was quite an
experience as they had never been on a ship before. They
then had the opportunity to be taken for a tour of the
dockyard by the Public Relations Visit Section, which
they thoroughly enjoyed.
Overall the visit proved to
be a huge success, not only was it informative but it
was also entertaining for the visiting Warrant Officers.
They now go on their way, knowing a lot more about the
SA Navy and with a great team building exercise behind