Gosport Mayor’s transatlantic connection gives apprentices new trophy

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APPRENTICES have been awarded a new trophy from the Mayor of Gosport after he forged transatlantic connections with the town’s American namesake.

Two mechanical engineering apprentices at Defence Munitions Gosport were awarded the ‘Donald L Hall Gosport Indiana’ trophy.

It comes after the mayor, Cllr Richard Dickson, went on a self-funded trip to Gosport in Indiana, America.

As reported, he met the town hall president, Donnie Hall, and when back in Gosport asked the apprentices to make a hammer and gavel for the tiny town’s civic officers.

Cllr Dickson sent on the hammer and gavel and in return Mr Hall sent three car money boxes – one of which Cllr Dickson has transformed into the ‘Donald L Hall Gosport Indiana’ trophy.

It comes as the apprentices are busy taking part in the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2013, in which they must do community work.