Skip to content
Recruiting now.Explore navy careers

Defence College Commandant takes Sultan salute

23 March 2016
Commodore (Cdre) David Elford, the Commandant of the Defence College of Technical Training, recently took the salute as Guest of Honour at a special Ceremonial Divisions at HMS Sultan.

Cdre Elford inspected a Guard of Honour made from trainees of the Establishment before a number of prizes, including swords, were presented to individuals for outstanding achievement. 

The 52 year old has spent the last 3 years as Commandant of the Defence College of Technical Training (DCTT) which trains engineers and technicians of all three Services across 5 sites, including HMS Sultan.   

Cdre Elford said: “It has been a huge honour for me to have commanded the largest military technical training organisation in the country and a particular privilege to have been invited to take the salute at the Royal Navy’s largest ceremonial Divisions.  

"I have been extremely impressed by the amount of preparation and hard work and very proud of the standard of turnout and drill today.”

I have been extremely impressed by the amount of preparation and hard work and very proud of the standard of turnout and drill today

Commodore David Elford, Commandant of the Defence College of Technical Training

The following presentations were made by Cdre David Elford:

  • US MSM to Cdr Grindel
  • LS&GC Medal and Herbert Lott Sword to Lt Gascoigne 
  • Judson Parkin Sword - S/Lt Ross
  • CPOAET I Mech E Prize to CPO Colbourne
  • LS&GC Medal to CPO AET Parkes
  • LS&GC Medal to PO AET Mackie.
  • CGS Commendation to LCPL Pickering
  • DCTT Commandant’s Commendation to CPOETMESM Woods.

Related articles

Navy News Magazine

We bring you the latest news, features and award-winning photographs from the front-line. Navy News has been reporting on all that happens in the Royal Navy and its wider community since 1954.