Summer and Easter
Put all the classroom training to the test!
During the Easter and Summer breaks, extended sea training periods - deployments
- take place onboard HMS Archer.
Two deployments run during the Easter holidays, generally to the Western Isles or the East coast of Britain. The three week period is split into two legs.
Summer deployments take us further afield, and recent destinations have included the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway, and the total eight week period is split equally into several legs.
The routine on a deployment is similar to that on the sea weekends, except run over a much longer period, and students are appointed to various positions, such as ‘Senior Midshipman’ who is in charge of the other students and the running of the ships routineand reps for organising sport and social activities with any other P2000s that HMS Archer is deployed in company with.
Deployments provide an excellent opportunity for students to get to know each other better and develop not only the skills they have learnt in the classroom on drill nights, but also to develop their personal interaction skills as well as their leadership and teamwork skills - and have fun whilst doing it!