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A WARRANT Officer has left the Royal Navy after an impressive 36 years service.

Alun Bray, 53, was the officer in charge of the training standards team at the defence diving school, Portsmouth.

The occasion was marked by him having one last dive in Navy diving kit.

Mr Bray joined the Royal Navy in June 1976, and has served in many places including the Far East, Middle East and the Falkland Islands.

He served through three jubilees and has many medals in recognition of his service including the General Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and two commendations for bravery in 1995 and 2002.

He said the highlights of his career were a ship bourne exercise through France, Crete and Spain, and an appointment in Hong Kong.

Mr Bray said he is looking forward to taking a gap year in ‘civvie street’.