HMS Somerset Prepares the Next Generation of Warfare Officers

first_img View post tag: Naval HMS Somerset has been at the centre of an advanced course for the next generation of warfare officers.HMS Somerset has spent the week at sea on complex war-fighting exercises designed to test skills of the next generation of Royal Navy principal warfare officers as the ship became a dynamic floating classroom.Under pressure students of the 13-month long course took part in the 96-hour assessment where they became extra members of the ship’s crew taking part in challenging war scenarios culminating in the legendary ‘Thursday War’.HMS Somerset’s captain, Commander Mike Smith said:It’s been an important week for developing the next generation of warfare officers, both the students and my crew gained a great deal from the time spent together in a high pressure environment.Passing on our knowledge and seeing the students’ progress has been highly rewarding.The frigate’s crew of 180 worked 24 hours a day to provide the weapons, sensors, engines and even the extra meals required to keep the training going, with many at work deep inside the ship and not seeing daylight for several days.Other Royal Naval ships and aircraft formed a training convoy escorting and protecting a cargo ship serving an imaginary country under attack. The aircraft simulate enemy jets and missiles to provide the highest degree of realism as they repeatedly attacked HMS Somerset to test her defences. The ship is also expected to ‘fight’ while dealing with simulated fire and flood war damage.The advanced phase comes at the end of the course teaching warfare officers procedures, tactics and provides technical and legal training required to operate in a multiple-threat environment.HMS Somerset now returns to patrol, protecting the UK’s national interests.Press release, Image: UK Navy Authorities HMS Somerset Prepares the Next Generation of Warfare Officers View post tag: Officers View post tag: Navy View post tag: HMS Somerset View post tag: europe Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Somerset Prepares the Next Generation of Warfare Officers center_img November 12, 2014 View post tag: prepares View post tag: Warfare View post tag: next View post tag: generation View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Surging Blue Jays beat Red Sox 8-7 in opener of doubleheader

first_imgLast Updated: 5th September, 2020 05:04 IST Surging Blue Jays Beat Red Sox 8-7 In Opener Of Doubleheader Danny Jansen hit a two-run homer, Travis Shaw had a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Boston Red Sox 8-7 in the opener of a doubleheader Friday. Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Danny Jansen hit a two-run homer, Travis Shaw had a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Boston Red Sox 8-7 in the opener of a doubleheader Friday.The Blue Jays, pushing for a playoff spot, have won three straight and seven of nine.Shaw went 3 for 4 with a double off the top of right field wall and single, Rowdy Tellez had two singles with a sacrifice fly and Randal Grichuk added a two-run single.Yairo Muñoz went 3 for 3 with hit a two-run homer and RBI double for the Red Sox, who have lost five in a row, nine of 12 and fell a season-high 15 games under .500 for the first time since 2014.The Blue Jays had built an 8-4 edge before Boston rallied with three runs in the sixth.A.J. Cole (2-0) pitched an inning of scoreless relief and Anthony Bass got three outs in the seventh and final inning for his fifth save.Toronto will be the home team in the second game, which is the makeup of the Aug. 27 game in Buffalo, New York, that was postponed when the teams didn’t play in protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.This was the first time in Fenway Park’s century-plus history that the Red Sox will be the “road” team, according to Elias Sports Bureau.Entering the day, Boston’s staff had allowed an MLB-worst 67 homers and owned the highest ERA at 6.13 — over a half run higher than the next worst, Colorado (5.51).The Blue Jays didn’t take long to add to those numbers when they made it 3-0 in the second inning against Zack Godley (0-4). Shaw’s went into the seats behind Boston’s bullpen and, after Joe Panik’s walk, Jansen hit his into the Green Monster seats.STARTING NUMBERSBlue Jays starter Tanner Roark gave up four runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out six with a walk. Godley allowed four runs in three with four Ks.NEW SPOTWith doubleheaders only scheduled seven-inning games this season, the organist played “Take Me Out to The Ball Game” in the middle of the fifth instead of the customary seventh.TRAINER’S ROOMBlue Jays: Manager Charlie Montoyo said INF Bo Bichette (sprained right knee) was “a lot better than thought he’d be at this time,” and he’ll hit in a simulated game against RHP Ken Giles on Saturday. … Montoyo also said Giles (strained right forearm) may do another simulated game or could be activated.Red Sox: LF Andrew Benintendi (strained rib cage) has ramped up his workouts, but manager Ron Roenicke said they’re “waiting to see from the medical end where he is” as far as a possible return.UP NEXTRHP Ross Stripling (3-1, 5.61 ERA) is slated to make his first start for Toronto in the nightcap. He was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for two players to be named at the trading deadline. RHP Chris Mazza (0-1, 7.88) is set to go for Boston.(Image Credit: AP) FOLLOW UScenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT First Published: 5th September, 2020 05:04 IST Written Bylast_img read more