Thursday 23 July 2020
  • Navy
  • Age 9-11 (KS2)
    Age 11-14 (KS3)

Calling all new recruits!

HMS Belfast and CBBC Presenter Ben Shires need you to become the newest member of crew for this family mission! From peeling potatoes to providing medical care, every member of the almost 1000 strong crew had a very important role to play and it’s time to find out yours!

Mission Briefing

Part of the Family Mission series created during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020. CBBC Presenter Ben Shires delivers your mission briefing.

The clever crew at IWM have created a practically precise scientific model to help you determine which role you might be best at.

Discover your role

Find out which role you might have had aboard HMS Belfast

  • Want to print out and keep our recruitment chart?


    Download it here!

Explore Further

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Life Under The Sea

Our special guest, Ed from the Royal Navy, is interviewed by CBBC presenter Ben Shires. Ed will tell us all about what it’s like to work on a submarine and spend months living deep beneath the waves.
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Ship Shape Stories

Join IWM expert Ngaire as she helps us discover the extraordinary stories from the deck of the largest object in IWM’s collection, HMS Belfast.
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Family Mission: Morse Code

Morse code was widely used during the Second World War by Britain’s armed forces. Learn how to use it to send your own messages!


Family Mission has been created with the generous support of Old Possum's Practical Trust