NEWS

JUNE 25TH 2019

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

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Petty Officer Andrew Maltby during the Freedom of the City Parade last year

A man from Nottingham has explained how his passion for the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) has helped him succeed in his career.

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 instead spent 34 years in the Reserves.

Andrew explained: “The adventure and the different way of life has really kept me interested. I’ve spent lots of my time away at sea. I love the Communications Branch and I’ve just stuck with it throughout my time and I think if you cut me in half it would say Navy through the middle.

Andrew Maltby

Andrew Maltby

“I have spent time away on a Full Time Reserve Service contract which I loved. I was on board HMS Liverpool and HMS Broadsword and various other small ships and establishments.”

As well as having had an incredible time in the Navy where he has had a number of unique experiences Andrew has also found that his Naval experience has supported his career.

He explained: “A lot of the leadership skills that I’ve developed with the Navy over the years and even some of the managerial skills that the Navy have given me has helped me immensely in my job.

“Sometimes my job can be high pressured and things need to be done in quick succession to maintain the level of service that we have on the road and my Naval experiences help me cope with that.”

HMS Sherwood is the East Midlands’ only RNR unit and is based in Nottingham, for more information about joining the unit call 0115 929 6373 or email navymr-sherwoodmailbox@mod.gov.uk

“The adventure and the different way of life has really kept me interested. I’ve spent lots of my time away at sea. I love the Communications Branch and I’ve just stuck with it throughout my time and I think if you cut me in half it would say Navy through the middle."