Military Career

HMS Nelson: Feb 09 – Aug 09

  • Conducted resettlement training and courses prior to discharge

HMS Argyll: Jul 07 – Feb 09

  • Employed as a Petty Officer Weapons Engineer on the 4.5″ Gun and Close Range Weapons section
  • Spent time deployed in the Gulf region in support of the handing over process of the oil platforms back to the Iraqi Armed Forces

HMS Collingwood: Jul 2006 – Jul 2007

  • Conducted training courses in preparation for joining HMS Argyll
  • Employed by the 4.5″ Gun section in the training of junior personnel. Also assisted in the maintenance of the weapon system

HMS Collingwood: Jul 04 – Jul 06

  • Undertook Artificer training and completed a Foundation Degree in Electronic Engineering

HMS Nottingham: Dec 03 – Jul 04

  • Employed as a Leading Operator Mechanic (Above Water Warfare) whilst the ship conducted a refit package and sea trials after the ship’s accident in Australia

HMS Westminster: Jul 01 – Dec 03

  • Employed as a Leading Operator Mechanic (Above Water Warfare) on the 4.5″ Gun and Close Range Weapons section
  • Conducted small arms weapons training for ships staff
  • I spent time deployed in the Mediterranean and the Falkland Islands

HMS Collingwood: 2000 – 2001

  • Conducted Leading Operator Mechanic (Above Water Warfare) training.

HMS Richmond: 1999 – 2000

  • Employed as an Operator Mechanic  (Above Water) 1st Class on radar, weapons systems and in a seamanship capacity

HMS Collingwood & HMS Dryad: 1998 – 1999

  • Conducted Operator Mechanic (Above Water) 1st Class training to further my knwoledge in the operation and maintenance of radar and weapon systems

HMS Iron Duke: Oct 97 – Jul 98 

  • Employed as an Operator Mechanic (Above Water)  2nd Class (OM(AW)2) working on radar and weapon systems
  • I spent time deployed in the USA, Caribbean and Mediterranean undertaking traning and operations

HMS Dryad & HMS Cambridge: Apr 97 – Oct 97

  • Joined Dryad to undertake trade specific training which included weapon radar and weapons traning

HMS Raliegh: 10 Feb 97 – 18 Apr 97

  • 10 February 1997, not a date to forget as this was the day I enrolled in the Royal Navy
  • I spent time undertaking Phase 1 Initial Training and Phase 2 Seamanship Training
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