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        HMS Blazer

        HMS Blazer

        HMS Blazer is tendered to the University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) at Southampton Solent University, Portsmouth University and Southampton Institute. Weekly drill evenings are held every Thursday of term time. Tuition falls into three areas: basic navigation and seamanship, leadership and team building skills and strategic studies and current affairs.

        HMS Blazer

        HMS Blazer can accommodate up to 12 students. During the ten-week term, six or seven weekends will be spent at sea and in vacations, five two-week deployments can include port visits to Channel Islands, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

        Opportunities exist for students to visit and spend time in affiliated submarines and larger warships as well as taking part in a wide range of activities including flying acquaints and adventurous training.

        In order to join Southampton URNU, students should apply at fresher's fayres at any of the three Universities, or contact:

        Southampton University Royal Naval Unit
        Room 451/06
        National Oceanographic Centre
        Waterfront Campus
        European Way
        Southampton
        S014 3ZH

        Tel: 02380 596 250
        Fax: 02380 596 099

        Email: surnucoxn@noc.soton.ac.uk

        COMMANDING OFFICER

        Amie Jackson

        Amie Jackson
        RANK:
        Lieutenant
        JOINED:
        2006
        SPECIALISATION:
        Warfare
        PREVIOUS UNITS:
        HMS Somerset, Severn, Clyde
        Military experience

        Lieutenant Amie Jackson Royal Navy was born in Lincoln in 1983. Following an Industrial Design and Technology degree at Loughborough University she joined Britannia Royal Naval College in January 2006.

        After a year at the College, which included Initial Fleet time on board HMS Albion, she left to commence further training. Fleet Time appointments included HMS Campbeltown on anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, and HMS Mersey on Fishery Protection duties in home waters.

        Jackson’s first common appointment was in HMS Somerset as OOW2 and the Maritime Intelligence Officer (MINTO). In 2009 the ship deployed as part of the ‘Taurus’ Task Group, eventually transiting as far East as Brunei with numerous stops along the way.

        Over the course of six months the ship undertook a range of multi national exercises, conducted wider regional engagements and operated with Navies from all over the world. During this deployment she was made OOW1, whilst still carrying out duties as MINTO, playing an integral part in intelligence operations in the Gulf of Aden on the Ship’s return home.

        Her next appointment, as the Operations Officer in HMS Severn, saw a return to the Fishery Protection Squadron, this time as a qualified Marine Enforcement Officer, which resulted in her involvement in a number of high profile detentions of Fishing Vessels conducting illegal fishing operations in UK waters. Additionally, for one patrol out of three she took on the role of Navigating Officer, piloting the Ship in and out of some of the UK’s most confined waterways.

        Remaining as part of the Squadron, she was selected in 2011 to take on the role of Executive Officer of the Falkland Islands Patrol Vessel, HMS Clyde. Joining the ship in South Africa she went on to spend seven months in the Falkland Islands, which included a week long patrol in South Georgia. Operating within the British Forces South Atlantic Islands tri-service environment, HMS Clyde regularly integrated with Army and Air Force elements in theatre, whilst maintaining a visible Naval presence in the region.

        During her time in the Falkland Islands Jackson was selected for Sea Command and appointed as Commanding Officer of HMS Blazer and Southampton University Royal Navy Unit, assuming Command 14 November 2012.

        Jackson is originally from Lincoln, but has recently moved to Southampton. Her hobbies include running, Pilates and whenever she has time, attempting to improve her culinary skills.


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        OPERATIONS

        Operation Olympics

        CURRENT STATUS: COMPLETED
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        MISSION SUMMARY

        Operation Olympics is the codename for the massive military effort to provide security and assistance to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Some 2,600 sailors, Royal Marines, Fleet Air Arm and RFA personnel are involved from flag raisers at medal ceremonies to venue security, floating command centres, eyes in the sky and helicopters and boats on patrol safeguarding venues.

        University Training

        CURRENT STATUS: active
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        MISSION SUMMARY

        To provide high-quality sea training experiences to undergraduates from universities, developing seamanship, teambuilding and leadership skills in a maritime environment. These ships also support the Fleet in a range of tasking around the UK and European waters, showing the White Ensign in places that larger vessels cannot reach.

        ABOUT THE UNIT

        KEY STATISTICS


        Pennant

        P279

        Displacement

        54tonnes

        Complement

        5personnel

        Length

        20.8Metres

        Beam

        5.8metres

        Draught

        1.9metres

        Top Speed

        14knots

        Range (Nautical)

        300nautical miles

        Stopping Distance

        18Yards (At 14 Knots)

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        HMS Blazer HISTORY

        TRACK THE HISTORY OF SHIPS NAMED HMS Blazer
        • The First Blazer

          The first, a wooden gunboat, was named by the 2nd Earl Spencer, George John, First Lord of the Admiralty, and launched in 1797. He named it after a dog in his foxhound pack, 'The Pytchley Hunt'.

        • The Other Blazers

          In the 1800s a further five ships, both wooden and steam-powered gun boats, carried the name, winning battle honours in 1814 and 1855; the last being sold in 1919.

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