Trainee sailors from HMS Raleigh have taken a break from their normal routine to help out at Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home.

The group of trainees, who are undergoing rehabilitation after illness or injury, spent the day at the home in Plympton, weeding some of the paddocks and helping to care for the animals.

Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home is a charity that cares for approximately 1,000 cats and dogs each year.

Recruits recovering from injury or illness are part of Crean Division at HMS Raleigh.

Each recruit has an individual rehabilitation package to aid their recovery, with the ultimate aim of returning them to full training.

They also undergo a programme of general naval training to maintain and expand upon the skills they have learnt so far.