Swimming a Major Requirement for Recruitment into the Royal British Navy

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Vincentians interested in being recruited by the Royal British Navy are being informed that the ability to swim is a major requirement that must be met for joining the navy.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce, the Chief Recruitment Officer of the Royal British Navy has stated that recent recruits from St. Vincent and the Grenadines are either unable to swim or are weak swimmers and have failed the swimming test.

The release further stated, that if the recruit fails the swimming test, he/she may be asked to return to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The ministry is strongly encouraging persons interested in joining the Royal British Navy to become enrolled in local swimming programmes to ensure that their swimming meets the requirements.

The Royal British Navy offers qualified Vincentians several opportunities aimed at personal and career development with over one hundred roles available.

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