Edenthorpe naval recruit aiming to be all at sea

Royal Navy recruit Ieuan Davis, 19, from Edenthorpe.
Royal Navy recruit Ieuan Davis, 19, from Edenthorpe.

A teenage Royal Navy Recruit from Edenthorpe is on course for a career at sea after completing the first stage of his naval training.

The 19-year-old trainee communication information specialist (submariner) Ieuan Davis, arrived at the gates of HMS Raleigh in Cornwall in April. He has undergone ten weeks of intensive training designed to teach recruits the basic skills required by all sailors. The course culminates with the passing-out-parade attended by families and friends.

The former pupil of Hall Cross School worked as an office clerk before signing up for the Royal Navy and he said: “I joined the Royal Navy to have a career with security and a chance to travel the world. There have been many highlights during training and overall completing the course has given me a real sense of accomplishment. Now I can’t wait to get to sea. “

With the first phase of his training complete Ieuan will stay at HMS Raleigh and transfer to the Royal Navy Submarine School where he will learn how to operate beneath the waves. There he will be taught how to operate highly sensitive radio and satellite systems to become a central member of the ship’s Warfare department.

Ieuan’s role at sea will be to send and receive vital messages from the shore and other ships, including orders, routine supply requests and other essential day to day communications.

Details of career opportunities within the Royal Navy are available online at www.royalnavy.mod.uk or by calling the Recruitment Line on 08456 07 55 55.