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Sailors pick up paint brushes to help local scouts

5 September 2017
Naval personnel from Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton dropped by local Scout hut and volunteered to give it a lick of paint.

The eight volunteers gave up their time and armed with 20 litres of magnolia and 10 litres of gloss paint it was off to work they go to rejuvenate the scout hut internally, top to bottom!

Petty Officer (Writer) Jim Riley seemed to enjoy the experience adding; “’Glossing over the fact that we are Royal Navy writers and have rarely if ever picked up a paint brush the work was completed in 5 hours and included the main hall, two toilets, hallway but mostly ourselves! 

It was actually quite good fun and nice to know the scouts will benefit from an improvement to their meeting place.

Petty Officer (Writer) Jim Riley

“It was actually quite good fun and nice to know the scouts will benefit from an improvement to their meeting place.”

You’ve all done very well!

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