A SAILOR has been honoured for helping others with a special award.
Royal Navy leading engineering technician Stuart Goodman was selected to receive an award at the annual Ceremonial Divisions event at HMS Collingwood.
The 23-year-old was awarded the Armourers Prize for his exemplary performance and commitment to help his fellow course members during the leading engineering technician qualifying course at the navy’s training base in Fareham.
Mr Goodman, from Fareham, received his award from the Viscount Lifford DL, Master Elect of the Worshipful company of Armourers and Braziers.
The father-of-one said: ‘I’m honoured to have won this award, it just goes to show that my hard work and determination has paid off and has been recognised.’
On completion of his time at HMS Collingwood, the former Neville Lovett School pupil will join the radar section of HMS Edinburgh.
Mr Goodman joined the Royal Navy in March.
Since then he has served on HMS Manchester, travelling across the globe to places including the Falkland Islands, Brazil and the Caribbean. He has been part of a crew that has assisted with disaster relief, taken part in naval diplomacy activities and was the first UK warship to visit Cuba in 50 years.
Before joining the navy, Mr Goodman worked for Zurich Financial Services for six months.