arrived promptly at Naval Base Devonport as planned to
start with the Basic Operational Sea Training (BOST) at
Flag Officer Sea Training Royal Navy.
Officer Commanding SAS AMATOLA Captain Roux meets with
Naval Base Devonport Commander, Commodore J. Shippaley.
In order to
improve co-operation and foster relationships with armed
forces of the Republic of South Africa’s Strategic
Partners, Defence Advisor, Brigadier General S. Mahlobo,
Liaison Officer, Captain G.R. Walker and the Officer
Commanding SAS AMATOLA, Captain J.F. Roux proceeded to
Lord Mayor Mrs P. Murphy and Naval Base Commander of
Devonport Commodore J. Shippaley for courtesy calls.
day an interview was arranged for media of the Royal
Navy News to interview Captain Roux. The question posed
to the Captain was more focused on finding the main
reason of Operation Ketane, which is the Commemoration
of the sinking of SS Mendi.
start the day, the BOST team boarded the ship in the
early hours of the morning to prepare the ships company
in what to expect during BOST which will take place from
13-17 February 2017 at sea.
temperatures below zero degrees, SAS AMATOLA soccer team
was invited to play a friendly match against the Naval
Base Devonport soccer team, although the late afternoon
weather was not something the SAS AMATOLA team was
prepared for, they took on the daunting task till their
toes could no more.
replenishment scheduled to take place at sea from
Plymouth to Portsmouth, the seamanship party was taken
to the Royal Navy School of Seamanship at HMS RALLEIGH
to sharpen their skills during replenishment at sea.
Roux visited FOST HQ to meet and greet FOST Captain Sea
Training Captain M. Harvey to plan the busy week ahead.
Mayor, the Naval Base Commander of Devonport and the
Staff Operations Officer, Commander A. Cummings paid
Captain Roux a visit on board for a Luncheon to foster
box - Lord Mayor differs from a normal mayor due to the
fact that a Lord Mayor is inducted by royalty.