It only seemed like I joined a year ago, these few years have flown by with so many great experiences

Nathaniel Nelson

Younger brother Engineering Technician Weapons Engineer (ETWE) Nathaniel “Nelly” Nelson, 24, enjoyed his time on HMS Portland for the same reasons, although he has also served on HMS Montrose and HMS Northumberland.

Both brothers are currently based at HMS Collingwood where Nathaniel is on a Weapons Engineers Careers Course and Neil is on a Petty Officers Engineering Careers Course.

The brothers partake of a range of hobbies in their spare time, with ex-Bournemouth Grammar School pupil Neil enjoying cycling, rowing and dancing and his brother Nathaniel, who studied at Winton Arts and Media College, favouring football, fishing and squash.

Speaking after the presentation, Nathaniel said, “It only seemed like I joined a year ago, these few years have flown by with so many great experiences! Now just to look forward to the future and hopefully achieve my next promotion as quick as possible.” 

The sailors’ proud parents, Joanne and Nigel Nelson, now have a double celebration to organise!

Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering)

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