For eighty boys from Aberdeen and the North-east there was a school exercise with a difference today.
L.S. Ship at sea from approaching launch
MLS Schoolboys stepping onboard PUMA
LS Anchor being hauled up
LS Boys looking up at apparatus pan to radar scanner
MS Boys putting on ear muffs
LS Guns firing
LS Depth charge loaded onto trolley
MS Rating positioning charge
LS Depth charge being discharged
LS Explosion water
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Background: For eighty boys from Aberdeen and the North-east there was a school exercise with a difference today.
They went to sea on board the Royal Navy anti-aircraft frigate the PUMA. The exercise was part of a "Meet the Navy" tour of Britain being undertaken by the Frigate, which will also visit the Moray Firth and Greenock. The ship made two trips from Aberdeen during the day, the first with boys from schools throughout Banffshire. They spent five hours at sea getting first-hand experience of various aspects of shipboard operations. But for most of them the highlight was a mock attack on a submarine.