Fareham sailor completes weapon engineering training

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A Fareham sailor has breezed through weapon engineering training at HMS Collingwood.

Engineering technician Jack Feltham, 22, has recently graduated as a weapon engineer from the Fareham base after completing his Phase 2 training with Victory Squadron.

Jack joined the Royal Navy in January to travel and meet new people while gaining experience and qualifications along the way.

Originally from Fareham where his parents Michelle and James live, the former Neville Lovett Community School student remarked on his time in the Navy so far.

He said: ‘I’ve enjoyed every minute so far, I am looking forward to a long career in the Royal Navy.’

Jack is proud to have been involved in events representing HMS Collingwood, such as the Blandford Parade and the Great River Raft Race in London.

He is now looking forward to gaining hands-on experience aboard his first ship and being part of the fleet.

At HMS Collingwood Jack undertook the weapons engineering training course where he learnt about the Royal Navy’s weapon systems, safety procedures, electrical and electronic repair techniques and the basics of hydraulics and pneumatics.

On board he will work alongside marine, warfare and logistics specialists and lead and manage experts in communications, IT, explosives and electronic sensor systems, prioritising and guiding their work to achieve the ship’s mission and ensure its fighting capability.

HMS Collingwood is the home of the Maritime Warfare School which contributes to the operational capability of the fleet by providing first class training to all officers and ratings of the Royal Navy in their professional specialisations which include, weapon engineering, communications, and warfare. 

The training they receive is relevant, agile and flexible in order to keep pace with the challenging operational needs.

Details of all career opportunities are available at royalnavy.mod.uk.