Able Seaman Chris Brown from Purbrook in Portsmouth works as a Chef in a local Care Home. Chris has been in the Reserves for 14 months and knew he wanted to join the Royal Navy but decided to join the Reserves to get a head start and make sure it was the right career move for him. Chris said, “I am also making a complete change and am hoping to train as a weapons engineer, but I am sure my Chef trade will still come in handy somewhere!”
Chris is a member of HMS King Alfred and was on hand to talk to potential recruits who were invited along to HMS King Alfred at Whale Island, to attend one of the Royal Navy’s ‘RNR Live’ recruiting events.
Lieutenant Amie Jackson who lives in Southampton is an ex Regular Royal Naval Warfare Officer who serviced in the UK and around the world for 9 Years.
She now works for Carnival UK, who operate P&O and Cunard Liners as well as many others. Amie is a Nautical Superintendent with Carnival and is in charge of the day to day operational side of the cruise industry.
After leaving the Regular Royal Navy, Lieutenant Jackson joined the Reserves and is now a member of HMS King Alfred based at Whale Island. Amie was one of the Officers running the RN Live event at HMS King Alfred during the weekend of 23/24 April, as well as being on hand to chat to the visitors, she was also helping to oversee the first training weekend for a new group of probationary Reservists who have been in the recruiting pipeline for 3 months. This was their first official training day after having been attested, and their first introduction to Drill!
Visitor to the RN Live event held at the weekend at HMS King Alfred, Whale Island in Portsmouth, Jonathan Gregory who lives in Southsea. Jonathan is a trainee health physicist at Alverstoke.
Jonathan joined a group of interested potential recruits at HMS King Alfred and enjoyed the demonstration by Lieutenant Commander Steve Window, Diving Officer, a member of the Royal Naval Reserve Diving Branch who works as a Lecturer at Warsash Maritime Academy.