Naval College open day

Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, Devon, is holding an open day today (Saturday 27 July), allowing the public to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life for officer cadets. It is 150 years since naval training began on the River Dart.

Merlin helicopter impresses crowds at open day

The Royal Navy Merlin helicopter impresses the crowds. Credit: ITV News West Country

A display by a Royal Navy Merlin helicopter was one of the highlights at the Britannia College open day in Dartmouth.

Training for the Navy has taken place on the River Dart for 150 years. The college, which occupies a wonderful prominent position overlooking the estuary, was built at the start of the last century and offers training for Navy recruits from all over the world as well our forces.

It's future was assured following the last defence spending review.

It's most famous for being the place where The Queen and Prince Philip first met.

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Open day at Dartmouth's Royal Naval College

The Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Credit: PA

Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, Devon, is holding an open day today (Saturday 27 July), allowing the public to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life in the Royal Navy. It is 150 years since naval training began on the River Dart.

Attractions include performances from the Royal Marines band, a flypast by the Fleet Air Arm, and demonstrations by the Dartmouth Sea Cadets.