The Divisions I held today were a chance for all of those who wear Dolphins to understand that they are part of a proud professional specialisation with a strong history and bright future

Rear Admiral John Weale OBE, Flag Officer Scotland & Northern Ireland & Assistant Chief of Staff Submarines (ACNS SM)

The Admiral was welcomed to Faslane by the Naval Base Commander, Commodore Mark Adams, and toured a number of facilities at the Base.

RAdm Weale said: “The Divisions I held today were a chance for all of those who wear Dolphins to understand that they are part of a proud professional specialisation with a strong history and bright future.  

“In addition to my role as FOSNI, my primary objective is to safeguard the operational output of the UK’s Submarine Service and uphold its traditions, pride and ethos. 

The UK government is investing in the future of the Submarine Service in building and delivering the Astute Class and is committed to the development of a new nuclear deterrent class submarine. 

“It is therefore vital that everyone associated with this Service understands the importance of working together and delivering the UK’s national defence from here at HMNB Clyde.” 

Images taken by CPOA(Phot) Thomas McDonald.

Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) (Submariner)

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