Trowbridge Navy specialist follows in grandad’s steps

Wiltshire Times: Able Seaman Johns-Lines  presented with his certificate by Captain Steve Dainton, Captain of the Maritime Warfare School. Able Seaman Johns-Lines presented with his certificate by Captain Steve Dainton, Captain of the Maritime Warfare School.

Able Seaman Chris Johns-Lines, 26, from Trowbridge has graduated as a Warfare Specialist from HMS Collingwood, in Hampshire.

He completed his Phase 2 training with Victory Squadron having joined the Navy in July last year.

The course was on setting up and operating the Navy’s systems to provide information to ships on air and surface activity.

Chris wanted a career allowing him to travel and meet new people and he is now looking forward to the next part of his training – an underwater course.

Originally from Frome, he now lives in Trowbridge with his parents Stewart and Cheryl.

A keen basketball and shooting enthusiast, Chris is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who was a gunner in the Royal Navy.

Chris joined the Maritime Warfare School at HMS Collingwood after basic training at HMS Raleigh.

The recent course on setting up and operating the Navy’s systems – providing information to ships on air and surface activities.

He will continue at HMS Collingwood to undertake the next part of his training as he embarks on the Underwater Training Course.

Able Seaman Johns-Lines, right below, was presented with his certificate of course completion by Captain Steve Dainton, Captain of the Maritime Warfare School.

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