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TWO Royal Navy recruits from Portsmouth are one step closer to a career at sea after completing their basic training course.

Trainee Naval Airman Thomas Moore and trainee Medical Assistant Rohanna Proffitt began their Royal Navy training in October.

By joining the Royal Navy Thomas, 17, who attended Portchester School, is following in the footsteps of his father, Chief Petty Officer Carl Moore, who is currently serving at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall, by taking up a post there.

Rohanna comes from Hayling Island and is a former pupil of the Hayling School.

The 24-year-old, who worked in a bar before joining the Royal Navy, will undergo the next stage of her training at the Defence Medical Services Training Centre at Keogh Barracks in Aldershot. During a 20-week course she will study first aid, environmental and preventative medicine, anatomy and physiology, administration and pharmacy.