Graduating Navy sailor set for sea

Able Seaman and warfare specialist Chris Watts, right, is presented with a certificate of course completion from Royal Navy Captain Steve Dainton CBE.
Able Seaman and warfare specialist Chris Watts, right, is presented with a certificate of course completion from Royal Navy Captain Steve Dainton CBE.

A Chesterfield Royal Navy sailor has graduated as a Warfare Specialist and is looking forward to joining his first ship.

Able Seaman Chris Watts, 20, from Chesterfield, graduated from HMS Collingwood, in Fareham, Hampshire, as he completed his Phase Two training with Victory Squadron.

Chris, who joined the Navy in March, said: “I want to make my family proud by being part of the Armed Forces.”

The former Hasland Hall Community School pupil is looking forward to joining his first ship HMS St Albans.

Chris added: “HMS Collingwood has been a good experience in providing the essential training I need to join my first ship.”

Chris joined the Maritime Warfare School at HMS Collingwood after completing basic training at HMS Raleigh. He undertook Warfare Specialist Training to learn how to operate Royal Navy systems that provide information to ships on air and surface activities.

After successfully completing his training, Chris is looking forward to putting his expertise into practice.