- Giles, Sarah, Midshipman, RAN
- History - WW1
- RAN Ships
- None noted.
- March 1998 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
The end of our trekking phase was celebrated by drinks with the Commander of Canakkale Strait and his officers at the Officers’ Club. Here we were given the opportunity to speak to many Turkish officers and gain an insight into life in the Turkish Navy and in return, the officers seemed to appreciate the opportunity to practise their high school English (it was better than our Turkish, anyway).
Our trip was concluded with further travel around Turkey in which we toured the ancient ruins of Troy and Ephesus and the supposed retirement home of the Mother Mary. A quick stopover on the way back also gave us the opportunity of a lightning tour of Cairo, including a sound and light show at the pyramids – a spectacular end to what turned out to be two weeks of experiences and emotions which will remain with the staff and cadets for some time.