St Albans cadet completes Navy training
PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:11 13 April 2017
A 22-year-old from St Albans has been commissioned as a Midshipman after an intensive training course.
Katherine Butler was among the 155 cadets at the ceremony, watched by 800 family, friends, and guests
She said: “I have really enjoyed my training at Britannia Royal Naval College and am looking forward to moving on and starting my career specific training.
“I want to make a difference and not just sit in an office all the time, but to have variety in the day to day working environment.”
Katherine has just completed a 30-week training course, which included three weeks aboard the Navy’s flagship, HMS Ocean.
The course also included a five-day exercise with the Royal Marines, which she said was a highlight of the course.
Katherine received her education in St Albans, before taking a First in mathematics at Durham University.
Now she has completed the training course, she will remain at the college to complete training to be a warfare officer.