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Submariners commended for professionalism and community engagement

12 February 2016
Two submariners have been commended by the Head of the UK Submarine Service for their outstanding professionalism and stakeholder engagement, Friday, 5 February 2016.

Chief Petty Officer Ashleigh Glover and Leading Engineering Technician Mark Butchart received their commendations from Rear Admiral John Weale, Rear Admiral Submarines at a ceremony at HM Naval Base Clyde, home of the UK Submarine Service.

“Both of these fine submariners have performed superbly on operations and in ashore support for their submarines, and worked tirelessly to promote the Service with important community and stakeholder groups,” said Rear Admiral Weale.

Both of these fine submariners have performed superbly on operations and in ashore support for their submarines, and worked tirelessly to promote the Service with important community and stakeholder groups

Rear Admiral Weale

Chief Petty Officer Glover served on HMS Astute during her operational deployment to the Mediterranean in 2015, where he performed his duties to an exceptional standard. Since his return to shore, he played a crucial role in planning and completing the submarine’s affiliation visit and parade to the Wirral. 

This included close liaison with the local council and police force, and charitable work with the Claire House Children’s Hospice and the Kilgarth School.

Leading Engineering Technician Mark Butchart has served on both Swiftsure and Astute Class submarines during his 15 years of Royal Navy service. 

He is currently the liaison between the Astute Class Build Group and the Submarine Association and the Royal British Legion in Barrow-in-Furness, where all of the UK’s submarines are built – including Butchart’s current boat Audacious. 

He also completed the solemn task of reading out the names of all 167 submarines lost at sea at the Submarine Service memorial in Westminster in November 2015, addressing 500 people, including HRH Prince William the Duke of Cambridge.

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