Historic Birkenhead business and Merseyside landmark Cammell Laird recently signed up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant during a visit from the Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Jonathon Woodcock OBE.
Vice Admiral Woodcock visited Cammell Laird’s Training School to watch apprentices at work, and toured dry docks to view vessels under refit including historic ships undergoing repair thanks to Lottery Funding. In the gigantic construction hall the Vice Admiral observed a ferry hull and superstructure under construction.
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) is one of Cammell Laird’s top five customers, with 9 ships currently within the contract. Cammell Laird was also a proud sponsor of the city’s 70th Anniversary Battle of the Atlantic commemorations. The Cammell Laird estate includes four dry docks, and one non-tidal wet basin.
After the tour, the Second Sea Lord returned to the company’s Board Room for the signing of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, alongside Managing Director Mr Linton Roberts. The Corporate Covenant is a voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the Armed Forces.
For more information about the Corporate Covenant and how you can get involved, visit: https://www.nwrfca.org.uk/employers/corporate-covenant/