I wish you all continued success, lots of fun and a great future for the RFA. Be proud.

Commodore Bill Walworth

As well as responsibility for the ships and people of the RFA, the role of Assistant Chief of Staff (Afloat Support) also encompasses that of Senior Responsible Owner for delivering the new Tide-Class Tankers and the Heavy Replenishment-at-Sea programmes.

Commodore Walworth, who is retiring, had this message for the RFA Service “I have represented you all on countless occasions over the past five years, always promoting our people, ships and success; I’m proud to have done so.

"I wish you all continued success, lots of fun and a great future for the RFA.

"Be proud.”