Open Day in Gordon’s Bay

SA Naval College Open Day was hosted on Saturday September 16, from 8.30am to 6pm at the SA Naval College and Old Harbour in Gordon’s Bay. The day featured military displays, exhibtions with career information, food stalls, a tea garden and a kiddies corner. Pictured here at a weapon demonstration, are Caitlin Meyer (12) from Strand, with Lance Corporal (LCpl) Estelle van Vuuren from the 9 South African Infantry Battalion. PICTURE: CARMEN JACOBS
Local youth could get career information from the various exhibitors. From left is, Lt Evelyn Keamogetse Motlageloa, from the South African Navy with local Strand residents, Lina Leonard, Ann Rhoda, and young Paytn Rhoda (14) with slt Dirk Jacobus, who provided Paytn with more information on what a career in the navy entails. PICTURE: CARMEN JACOBS
The Open Day was attended by those residing near and far, even as far from neighbouring towns in the Overberg. Pictured here, are members of the TS Birkenhead Sea Cadets who came all the way from Hawston.PICTURE: CARMEN JACOBS
The exhibition by the First Gordon’s Bay Scouts was a popular spot for the young ones. Here Alisha Steenberg, right, demonstrates one of the scouting knots to Luke Marthinus (13), from Hawston, after which he attempts to give it a try. PICTURE:CARMEN JACOBS
Getting in the true spirit of all things navy, were Gordon’s Bay locals, from left, Isabella Warner (12) and Blake George (13). PICTURE: CARMEN JACOBS
The South African Navy’s anti-piracy vessel was another popular element at the Open Day, where visitors could board the vessel and explore. PICTURE: CARMEN JACOBS