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Welcome to Dauntless Class

Read more about how we became Dauntless class

We chose to be Dauntless class because of its close ties to Science, Technology and Engineering. HMS Dauntless’ association with the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) also shows how women can excel in their chosen profession.

HMS Dauntless was the second of the Type 45 destroyers to join the Fleet in November 2010, shortly after being the first of the ‘Daring Class’ destroyers to fire the new Sea Viper missile. One of the most cutting edge and technologically advanced weapon systems in the British Navy. The start of 2015 saw HMS Dauntless deployed to the gulf where she spent the bulk of her time supporting US carrier operations. In her breaks between providing air defense for US aircraft carries, HMS Dauntless visited Kuwait (hosting a reception for Prince Charles), Dubai (mid-deployment break), plus Abu Dhabi and Bahrain (hub of Royal Navy operations in the Middle East).
On the 15th May 2015, she returned to her home port of Portsmouth.

The 5th Dauntless was a shore establishment near Reading; the Women’s Royal Navy Service (WRNS) training center from 1953 to 1981. The Association of Wrens had a range of roles in the Royal Navy such as cooks, clerks, radar plotters, weapons analysts, range assessors, electricians and air mechanics. Many of these jobs have a strong Science focus. The WRNS have formed a strong bond with the new Dauntless, it has adopted the Association of Wrens as one of its Affiliates. The Association has received many invites to go onboard when the ship visits ports around the country and to other exciting and very special events such as a day at sea and a ‘mess’ dinner. The Association very much values this relationship and holds the ship’s company close to its heart. .
The Association of Wrens was formed in 1920 yet is still relevant today. Over 5,500 women members from both the UK and overseas share a unique camaraderie based on their determination that the spirit of the service is kept alive.


News for school year 2017-18

Hampshire in the ‘Hall
Our amazing choir of nineteen Y5 and Y6s joined 1700 other children in the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 23rd…

Newsletter 12 – 2017/18 – 20th April 2018
We are so excited to have our new playground! It makes such a difference to the size of the playground…

Newsletter 11 – 2017/18 – 20th March 2018
Year 6 Crestwood School are holding a coffee morning for all parents of our Year 6 children who are going…

The Friends of Cherbourg Primary School Newsletter – March 2018
Friends of Cherbourg would like to let you know that they will be hosting the following events this term....

Snow? What Snow? – World Book Day at Cherbourg
Our pupils didn't let a little bit of snow put them off dressing up as their favourite book character.

Friday 2nd March – Severe Weather Situation – School is Closed!
The school is open today but please ensure that your child is dressed for very cold, windy and snowy weather.

Newsletter 10 – 2017/18 – 23rd February 2018
World Book Day To mark World Book Day and 100 years since women were given the vote as a result of…

February 2018 – Issue of the Month – Play and Playfulness
Play and playfulness are great ways to learn new things and to practice things we have already learnt. That is…

Child First Partnership Event at Wildern School
We will be hosting a ‘Hampshire Initial Teacher Training Recruitment Event’ event at Wildern School on 27th February 2018. If…

Newsletter 9 – 2017/18 – 2nd February 2018
Firstly a great big thank you to all the grandparents who came in a couple of weeks ago for the Grandparents’…


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