Able Seaman (Warfare Specialist) Amy Belton (23), of Spalding, recently graduated as a Warfare Specialist from HMS Collingwood in Fareham, Hampshire, following completion of her Phase 2 training with Victory Squadron. Joining the Royal Navy in December last year, with the aim to do something completely different with her life, Amy is now looking forward to joining her first ship HMS Richmond. Originally from Spalding, where her parents still live, the former Bull Hotel employee spoke of what she’s looking forward to next. She said: “I am looking forward to getting onboard my first ship and experiencing life at sea first time. “I also look forward to doing the job which I have been training so long for.” Whilst on the course, the keen women’s rugby player took part in the HMS Collingwood’s open day and Operation Nile. She joined the Maritime Warfare School at HMS Collingwood after completing her basic training at HMS Raleigh. At HMS Collingwood she undertook the Warfare Specialist Training Course to learn how to set up and operate the Royal Navy’s systems that provide information to ships on air and surface activities. She will now join HMS Richmond to exercise her skills in a practical setting.
Amy is pictured receiving her certificate of course completion from Commodore David Dutton, Assistant Chief of Staff (Resources and Planning).