Employers visit HMS Enterprise

October 20, 2022
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HMS Enterprise

Highland RFCA joined 80 guests onboard HMS Enterprise while the multi-role survey vessel was visiting Aberdeen.

The event on September 27 allowed guest to tour the ship, giving them an insight into the workings of the vessel that is manned by experts in examining and mapping the seafloor. She also acts as a floating base for mine countermeasures activities.

Brigadier Andy Muddiman RM, Naval Regional Commander Scotland & Northern Ireland, and the ship’s commanding officer Commander Malcolm McCallum hosted the reception and capability demonstration.

The capability section of the visit enabled guests to look at the ship’s weapons systems, surveying capabilities, firefighting equipment, and the medical facilities.

HRFCA’s Roy McLellan and Hayley Munro hosted guests from a range of organisations in Aberdeen and the surrounding area. They were Nickie Scorgie (Sport Aberdeen); Duncan Bonnar (Assurance of Learning Limited); Lesley Strachan (Aberdeen City Council); and Jim Savege (Aberdeenshire Council).

Three of the organisations are Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold holders and Assurance of Learning Limited is an Armed Forces Covenant signatory and ERS Bronze holder.

Over the past five years, HMS Enterprise has been involved in a diverse span of activities, from detecting mines in the Arabian Gulf to saving lives and disrupting the work of human traffickers as part of a European taskgroup – Operation Sophia. The ship’s company is 50.

She has surveyed hundreds of thousands of square miles of ocean floor, filled in as the Falkland Island’s Patrol Vessel, and most recently acted as the flagship to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group 2.

To learn more about HMS Enterprise, click HERE.