November 28th 2014


A painting commissioned to celebrate the East Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserve Unit, HMS Sherwood, has been officially presented as a gift by the unit’s former Commanding Officer.

Commander Martin Clegg, who stood down from command in September this year presented the picture alongside local artist Tim O’Brien who painted the piece, in front of invited guests at a small presentation evening on Tuesday 18 November.

In April 2014, HMS Sherwood relocated from Chalfont Drive, in Nottingham, to their new home at Foresters House in Chilwell.

The painting commemorates the unit’s Rededication Parade at the new location, where over 100 Reservists and Cadets paraded, alongside a Royal Marine Band and the guest of honour His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Michael of Kent GCVO.

Former Commander Martin Clegg said: “I am honoured to present this gift to HMS Sherwood as it commemorates such a significant and important time in both our history, and my last year in command.

“The picture shows both Royal Navy and Royal Marine Reservists marching in front of our new home at Foresters House during the Rededication Parade, which is something I am extremely proud to have accomplished during my time as Commanding Officer.”

Royal Navy Staff Officer, Lieutenant Hattie Jacques said: “Having the painting as a gift from our former Commanding Officer is very meaningful to us as a unit and we intend to display it to commemorate the event. It has been an honour to have Commander Clegg back with us here at HMS Sherwood.”

HMS Sherwood is recruiting now and is set to hold a recruitment event on Tuesday 27 January 2015. To find out more call 07818 017825 or email