Scottish sailor achieves award in first year of service

A sailor from Neilston, East Renfrewshire, recently topped off an excellent year by receiving a coveted accolade at an award ceremony at HMS Collingwood.

Engineering Technician (ET) Jordan Dalgleish received the Herbert Lott Award from Officer Commanding Weapon Engineering Training Group Commander Jonathan Pearce in a socially distanced ceremony at the Establishment. Herbert Lott was a Victorian stockbroker who set up a fund to “encourage efficiency” within the Royal Navy and the annual award is much valued by those who receive it.

Jordan, who attended Eastwood High School and the University of the West of Scotland, only joined the Royal Navy in July 2019 and lists building computers, reading and meeting new people amongst his hobbies.

ET Jordan Dalgleish receives the Herbert Lott award at the annual Weapon Engineering Training Group ceremony at HMS Collingwood.

I’m grateful for the opportunities the Royal Navy will give me which I’ll gladly accept.

Engineering Technician (ET) Jordan Dalgleish

His Herbert Lott Award citation reads:

ET Dalglish has greatly impressed instructors throughout his course, completing all the work to a very high standard. It is evident that he has studied previously at a high level. In areas that were new to him he used his research and notes to develop his knowledge further. In a number of practical activities, he was highly commended for his enthusiasm and knowledge by the instructors.

ET Dalglish was impressive in his understanding of the course content and was able to use this to communicate information during class discussions. He showed a desire to learn and share his knowledge, with an excellent attitude at all times. Consistently top of his class with a great understanding and enthusiasm, he regularly demonstrated his leadership skills by readily assisting other members of the class.

He demonstrates the maturity and aptitude required for the Fast Track scheme and has been recommended for this by several of his instructors. He shows a strong commitment to the RN ethos which will make him an outstanding asset to the WE Department in the Fleet.

Speaking of the future Jordan said, “I’m grateful for the opportunities the Royal Navy will give me which I’ll gladly accept.”

Jordan’s next step in his naval career will be a posting to HMS Duncan.

Photograph courtesy of Keith Woodland, UK MOD © Crown copyright 2020.