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Defence chief’s praise for Ukraine at Dartmouth pass-out parade
13 April 2022
Britain’s most senior military figure today welcomed more than 150 future leaders to the Royal Navy as they passed out from Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth.

Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Sir Tony Radakin took the salute of the Easter Passing-Out Parade at the spiritual home of the Royal Navy’s officer corps – 32 years after he graduated on the same parade ground.

The parade marked the end of initial training for 156 new Royal Navy Officers – including nearly three dozen promoted from the ranks as Senior Upper Yardmen and Warrant Officers – and 12 new officers for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, whose ships are crucial to supporting RN operations around the world.

In addition, five International Cadets from four countries – Bahrain, Qatar, Fiji and Ukraine – also completed their training.

In his passing-out speech to cadets, families and dignitaries, Admiral Radakin told the successful Ukrainian officer:

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