Archive - Royal Naval Reserve

AB Lewis Fisher and HMS Sherwood Logo

November 15th 2021

Royal Navy Regular visits Nottinghamshire schools

AB Fisher is an Engineering Technician (ET) specialising in Weapon Engineering for the Royal Navy. He has been at HMS Sherwood – Nottingham’s Royal Naval Reserve base – since January, helping run the unit and provide support to the Reservists based there. Lewis hopes by going into schools, he can increase understanding of what HMS […]

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Photo of Kiera volunteering on Tall Ships Youth Trust Voyage

June 23rd 2020

CIVILIAN CAREER AND ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE TRAINING THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

The seed of the idea of joining the Royal Naval Reserve was planted at University.  Kiera studied Biomedical Sciences at King’s College London, and having sailed for most of her life, decided to join the University Royal Navy Unit (URNU).  “I loved it.  We met once a week, like any other society. At weekends we […]

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Kiera sampling the cream tea

May 29th 2020

ROYAL NAVAL RESERVIST DELIVERS AFTERNOON TEAS TO VULNERABLE ON VE DAY 75

A small business in her home town of Bournemouth, Hartley’s Events, had to close their cookery team-building business because of the pandemic. They wanted to find a way to continue to support their local community. They were particularly concerned about the elderly and vulnerable in their local church.  Initially, they offered fruit and veg boxes […]

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Wreath laid at Grimsby War Memorial

May 21st 2020

MAJOR LAYS WREATH TO COMMEMORATE VE DAY 75

Major Mitch Pegg, Officer Commanding of 4 (Lincolnshire) Company, based at Grimsby’s Army Reserve Centre at Westward Ho, visited the memorial on VE Day 75 on behalf of the Royal Anglian Regiment, for all those who gave their lives in World War II. Reserve and regular soldiers from The Royal Anglian Regiment were due to […]

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Alastair Lewis Fawlkes

April 29th 2020

RESERVE LEADING NAVAL NURSE FROM HMS SHERWOOD WORKING ON NHS FRONTLINE

The 30 year old from Leicester is based at HMS Sherwood and has been part of the Royal Navy Reserves (RNR) for one year.  His military job role as a Naval Nurse is to support the medical branch in any way required, to assist in recruitment and to develop his skills so that he is […]

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Army load truck with NHS supplies

April 3rd 2020

IMPORTANT: Reservists will support COVID-19

The MOD are working hard to understand an evolving situation with COVID-19 and the contribution that Government requires of Defence’s newly established COVID Support Force. It is now clear that Reserves will be a part of that contribution. At the moment, the intent is that only those Reservists with specific in-demand skills, are being approached […]

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New Commodore speaks to naval personnel

February 17th 2020

HMS Sherwood Provide Supersession Guard For New Commodore Reserves

The newly appointed Commodore Reserves Melanie Robinson has served in the Royal Navy for 27 years.  She was amongst the first women to go to sea and remains amongst the first to command a warship. One of only 12 female Captains, Cdre Mel now becomes one of only four female naval officers to have achieved […]

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June 25th 2019

‘If you cut me in half it would say Navy through the middle’

Petty Officer Andrew Maltby, aged 50, works for Nottingham City Transport and serves in HMS Sherwood. He joined the Naval Reserve at the age of 16 with plans of going into a career in the Royal Navy full time but due to other demands on his time never quite made it full time but has […]

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Tommy Whiting Web

June 19th 2019

Loughborough A-Level student: I chose the Navy Reserve as my part-time job

Able Rate Tommy Whiting, aged 18, joined the Seamanship branch at HMS Sherwood in Nottingham when he was 16 years old. Over the past two years his highlights have included; marching in the parade when HMS Sherwood were honoured with the Freedom of the City and being part of the Guard during a parade for […]

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June 14th 2019

Nottingham father’s pride in Navy connection with son

Petty Officer Andrew Maltby aged 50, works for Nottingham City Transport and serves in HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only RNR unit.  He also volunteers with the Sea Cadets in Long Eaton. He has found that his naval connections have helped fuel his relationship with his son, Thomas Foster-Maltby aged 12, who is currently a […]

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