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Neptune pair commended for Armed Forces support

19 December 2016
Captain Craig Mearns, the Captain of HMS Neptune, awarded two staff with commendations on Wednesday, December 14, in recognition of their role in supporting personnel at HM Naval Base Clyde .

Royal Marine Sergeant Williams-Thomas from the Base’s Adventurous Training department and Jodie Friels from the site’s Education Centre both picked up certificates of commendation along with a limited edition HMS Neptune coin to mark the occasion. 

Sergeant Williams-Thomas received his award for his commitment to providing personnel at HMS Neptune – the Base’s shore establishment – with a huge range of Adventurous Training opportunities. 

The Sergeant, whose work was described as “inspirational” by the Captain, not only arranged the successful Adventurous Training exercises “Cairngorms Crusade” and “Rothiemuchus Challenge” but also created a number of regular training packages day-in, day-out.

I would like to thank Jodie and Sergeant Thomas for their efforts and indeed thank the entire Neptune family for their hard work in supporting personnel at Clyde

Captain Craig Mearns RN

Jodie Friels was given her commendation for her tireless work at the Naval Base’s Education Centre.  Praised for her “enthusiasm and diligence” in the role of learning and development advisor, she has worked hard to not only raise standards, but also to raise the profile of those leaving the Naval Service both at Clyde and throughout the entire Northern Region. 

Captain Craig Mearns said: “Our job at HMS Neptune is to look after our people, allowing them to go to sea and on deployment in order to keep our country safe. 

"It is a hugely important role and one which we should all take pride in.

“I would like to thank Jodie and Sergeant Thomas for their efforts and indeed thank the entire Neptune family for their hard work in supporting personnel at Clyde.”

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