Commander honoured for work on training

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A ROYAL NAVY officer has received a commendation for helping sailors get training on warfare systems.

Commander Bill Evans, 50, from Southsea, was one of 13 people to receive an award from the Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral David Steel.

Bill, a former commanding officer of the now-decommissioned HMS Manchester, works at the navy’s headquarters at Whale Island.

He was picked to receive the award for his time in charge of the Warfare Training Group at the Maritime Warfare School.

While there, he saw the delivery of a training system in which sailors spend time honing their warfare skills.

Bill said: ‘I am honoured and humbled to have been singled out to receive the commendation for my work.’