The crew of Plymouth-based submarine HMS Turbulent has been rewarded for high standards reached during training ahead of last year’s nine-month deployment.
Commander Ryan Ramsey, the commanding officer of HMS Turbulent, received the Valiant Trophy from sponsors Rolls Royce. Jerry Hall, Rolls Royce Director of Operations Submarines, presented the trophy which has been awarded since 2007, at a ceremony in HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth.
HMS Turbulent was rewarded for the high degree of commitment and effort constantly illustrated whilst the submarine conducted operational sea training.
Cdr Ramsey also received a cheque for £1,000 from Rolls Royce (which builds the reactors driving Royal Navy’s nuclear submarines), for the welfare fund, on behalf of his crew. The award citation said HMS Turbulent displayed focussed leadership at all levels, along with comprehensive preparation, a strong self-training culture and absolute commitment during the work-up period.
Training is carried out under the staff of the Flag Officer Sea Training organisation.