March 20, 2009
Vincentian recruit sails through Navy training

Royal Navy recruit, Logistician Ingeli Slater, from St Vincent, is on course for a life at sea, after completing her specialist training at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall, UK.{{more}}

Over the past 13 weeks, the 23-year-old has learned how to order and account for stores, equipment and other supplies, required to keep the Royal Navy operational around the world. Ingeli will now spend the next six to 12 months consolidating her new skills ashore at HMS Drake in Plymouth, before joining her first ship.

The former student of St. Vincent Girls’ High School previously worked as an audit trainee. She began her Royal Navy career in September 2008. After her nine weeks basic training, she transferred to the Defence Maritime Logistics School within HMS Raleigh for her specialist course.

Ingeli said: “I joined the Royal Navy to travel the world and to try something that I thought I would enjoy. I hate studying so I didn’t think that I would make it to the end, but I’m pleased that all my hard work has paid off.”

HMS Raleigh contributes to the operational capability of the Fleet by providing first class training to all ratings joining the Service along with professional courses in a variety of specialist areas, including military training, seamanship, logistics and submarine operations.

HMS Raleigh also offers on-going training for existing Service personnel to hone their skills, making them ready for the challenges of modern operations.