Training in Gillingham, Kent

One of our instructors is spending 4 days training on a pedestrian stacker truck in Gillingham this week.

Gillingham has strong maritime and military connections with the nearby historic dockyard in Chatham and the Royal Engineers barracks based in the town.  The town is also the birthplace of the Elizabethan seafarer, William Adams. He grew up in the town before becoming apprenticed to a shipbuilder on the Thames. He learned his trade and went on to navigate a fleet of ships to Japan.

Gillingham is one of five towns in the Medway.  The River Medway threads together Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham. The Hoo Peninsula also links Medway to the Thames Estuary. The rivers are steeped in history, rich in wildlife, and the Medway is a popular waterway for pleasure trips, watersports and sightseeing.


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