A former Morley High School pupil has completed his Naval training and qualified as a weapon engineer.
James Bowling, 21, completed the course at HMS Collingwood in Fareham, Hampshire.
“There is never a dull moment, it’s a constant learning experience,” he said.
At HMS Collingwood James undertook the weapons engineering training course where he learnt about the Royal Navy’s weapon systems, safety procedures, electrical and electronic repair techniques, and the basics of hydraulics and pneumatics. He is now looking forward to joining his first ship and being a part of the fleet.
On board he will work alongside Marine, Warfare and Logistics specialists and manage experts in communications, IT, explosives and electronic sensor systems.
He has also represented HMS Collingwood by competing in athletics and winning two silver medals.