Families of Royal UK Navy and civilian personnel based at HMS Gannet came together recently to learn more about the unit’s work.
The annual Families Day is always a fun event, but it does have a more serious note allowing family members to understand more about the work carried out by one of the UK’s busiest search and rescue bases.
As well as the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the three Sea Kings at the Monkton-based unit, visitors also had the chance to learn more about the many groups HMS Gannet works with on a regular basis – some of which, including the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the RNLI, were also represented.
The Royal Navy staff were also joined by both local Sea Cadets from TS Mountbatten in Ayr and the Army Reserve from Ayr with some of their equipment.
Fundraising events on the day drew more than £700 for HMS Gannet’s charity, Clic Sargent.
Press Release, September 09, 2014; Image: UK Navy