Navy recruit is all at sea

Training: Jordan Baines
Training: Jordan Baines
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A Royal Navy recruit from Preston has completed the first stage of his naval training and is now on course for a career at sea.

Trainee Engineer Technician (Marine Engineering) Jordan Baines, 25, from Broadgate, arrived at the gates of HMS Raleigh in Cornwall in October 2013 and has now undergone 10 weeks of intensive training designed to teach recruits the basic skills required by all sailors.

The course culminates with the passing-out-parade attended by families and friends.

The former All Hallows Catholic High School pupil said: “I joined the Navy to see new places whilst learning new skills that will help provide an exciting future for me and my six-year-old son, Jordan.

“Training has been fabulous learning new skills, pushing my boundaries, meeting new people and being made the class leader. I can’t wait for the next stage of my training.”

With the first phase of his training complete Jordan will transfer to HMS Sultan, Hampshire. There he will learn the skills in marine engineering to keep the ship running smoothly, safely and effectively. Once fully qualified he will work on everything from the ship’s hull and engines to its electrical, fuel, hydraulic and fire fighting systems.