Royal Navy brothers from Spennymoor serve together in military exercise (From The Advertiser Series)
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Royal Navy brothers from Spennymoor serve together in military exercise
4:29pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
MILITARY brothers based in the Royal Navy have served together for the first time after they took part in a major exercise.
Lieutenant Paul Ladislaus, from Kirk Merrington, near Spennymoor, is a Royal Navy Reservist with HMS Calliope, in Gateshead.
His brother Lieutenant Cecil Ladislaus joined the Royal Navy 16-years ago and is a hydrographer on HMS Mersey.
They took part in the recent operation at Milford Haven, in Pembrokeshire.
The brothers are originally from Gibraltar but Lt Cecil Ladislaus now lives in Redruth, Cornwall. Between them they have notched up 35-years of regular and reservist service in the forces.
Lt Cecil Ladislaus said: “Having left home 18 years ago, this is the first time that we’ve had to share a cabin.
“It was great to see him as in all these years in the Royal Navy our paths have not crossed on operations until now.”
Lt Paul Ladislaus added: “It was interesting to see him at work on HMS Mersey and for him also to understand more of what I do with the reserves.
“We both live in the UK, but with our job commitments in very different areas and environments, it was an added bonus to be able to spend some time together.”
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