Visit to RFA Tidespring
Cadets from 2391 (Parkstone) Squadron were given the opportunity of a visit to RFA Tidespring while she is docked in Portland.
RFA Tidespring is a Tide-class replenishment tanker of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA).
Tidespring is the first of a fleet of four 39,000 tonne Tide-Class tankers, capable of carrying up to 19,000 cubic metres of fuel (19 million litre bottles of cola) and 1,400 cubic metres of fresh water.
The cadets toured the whole ship from the Bridge to the flight deck and everywhere between with no lifts in sight but lots of stairs.
Special thanks must go to 3rd Officer Jack Scoble for organising and hosting the visit and also the Captain for allowing the visit.
Thanks also to the other Officers and staff that made the cadets welcome.