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HMS Trumpeter is the training vessel for Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit (Cambridge URNU). She was built by Vosper Thornycroft and commissioned in 1988.
- PREVIOUS UNITS:
- HMS Monmouth, HMS Daring
Jonathan Wordsworth was born in Yorkshire and educated at Fulford School in York before reading biology at the University of Nottingham. Joining the Royal Navy in 2003, he conducted Initial Sea Training in HMS Ocean before undertaking Common Fleet Time in HMS Edinburgh and Specialist Fleet Time in HMS Illustrious, which included the last sea harrier embarkation.
Junior Warfare Officer’s Course at HMS Collingwood was followed by a first complement appointment as Gunnery Officer in HMS Dumbarton Castle, then employed as the Falkland Islands guardship. This highly enjoyable six months included a patrol to South Georgia and a transit of the Magellan Straits and the Patagonian leads. After the Falklands, the next six month deployment was a hugely busy and demanding J3 visits job working for HQBRITFOR Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 5/6. This time in Afghanistan included periods in Kabul, Kandahar and various parts of Helmand province.
Returning from Afghanistan in May 2007, Lt Wordsworth then became part of the first Type 45 bridge team, taking Daring through contractor sea trials, SARC 1 & 2, first entry Portsmouth and Commissioning while also spending three months on loan to HMS Lancaster at various times.
Attendance on Fleet Navigating Officer’s Course in May 2009 was followed by two very enjoyable years as Navigating Officer of HMS Monmouth, an appointment which included two periods of Operational Sea Training and two east of Suez deployments on Operations Telic, Calash and Kipion. He taught at the Navigation Training Unit, HMS Collingwood from August 2011 to October 2012 before attending Commanding Officer Designate Course prior to taking up his appointment as Commanding Officer of HMS Trumpeter and Officer in Charge of Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit.
Jonathan still lives in York where, amongst other things, he enjoys playing a range of sports; watching rugby, Yorkshire County Cricket Club and York City Football Club; hill walking; and renovating his house.
CURRENT STATUS: active
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.
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