Mum from Portsmouth named Royal Navy's top female sailor for work helping families

A MUM has been hailed as the Royal Navy’s top female sailor for her work supporting families.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 4:06 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th March 2021, 1:39 pm
Pictured is Leading Writer Rebecca Fyans.

Inspirational Rebecca Fyans, of Portsmouth was hailed the Naval Servicewoman of the Year.

The Leading Writer was praised by the Senior Service for being a champion for families with disabled children, both inside the military and on ‘civvy street’.

Rebecca, whose son Sebby was born with Down’s syndrome in 2013, has been a stalwart disabilities campaigner in Portsmouth.

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Over the past year the mother-of-two has taken on a new role, helping to set up a network for military families living with – all while serving in the navy.

The naval accolade comes after Rebecca was made an MBE last year for her commitment to disability and inclusion.

Other winners: LWtr Bethany Barnes and Surg Capt Elizabeth Crowson. Inspires Me award; Cdrs Jane Roe and Maryla Ingham, Outstanding Contribution; Surg Lt Cdr Louise McMenemy, Innovation Award; SLt Fleur Peoples and AB Erin Follett, Emerging Talent; WO1 Rosemary Dodd,2021’s Unsung Heroine.