The visiting students and members of the Waterfront Logistics Support Group preparing for HMS Neptune Wardroom’s Burn’s Supper.

By Kim Hardie

THREE students from the City of Glasgow College visited HM Naval Base Clyde on Wednesday, February 5, to assist in the Main Galley to prepare and produce a belated Burn’s Night Supper for the HMS Neptune Wardroom.

THE Waterfront Logistics Support Group has been working closely with the City of Glasgow college to promote job opportunities within the Royal Navy Catering Services and this event  further cements that relationship which aims to support students who are keen to join the Royal Navy at the end of their studies.

The arrangement will enable students to undertake all their recruiting activities before the end of their college course and seamlessly join the Royal Navy on completion if they wish.

The students: Iain Mathews, Cameron Tahsin and Pauline Danielle Macleod, all helped with the preparations  at a Burn’s supper, where haggis was on the menu. The meal started with a tower of haggis, neeps and tatties, followed by herb-crusted venison with a haggis sausage roll and for dessert there was a lavender and honey crème brulee served with shortbread.

Leading Hand Davie Muir who helped arrange the visit said: “Having now built the foundations of a strong relationship with the City of Glasgow College, it was my pleasure to host three of the trainee chefs here at the Naval Base.

“The trainee chefs volunteered to assist in the preparations for the annual Wardroom Burn’s Night celebration and it was fantastic to see their enthusiasm as they worked along side the galley staff.”

Last August a team of 12 Waterfront Logistics staff, of all ranks and rates and with different professional backgrounds, went along to the college to take part in a cookery master class hosted by BBC Professional Master Chef winner Gary MacLean and then in October Royal Navy chefs from the Base went along to the college and took part in the inaugural Royal Navy and City of Glasgow College “Cook and Serve” competition.

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