Teenager from Newton Aycliffe completes Royal Navy's basic training

The Advertiser Series: Owain Jones. Photo by Dave Sherfield Owain Jones. Photo by Dave Sherfield

A TEENAGER from Newton Aycliffe has successfully completed his basic training in the Royal Navy.

Engineering Technician (Marine Engineer) Owain Jones, 17, began his ten-week course at the Royal Navy training base, in Cornwall, in October.

To mark the end of the course the former pupil at Greenfield Comprehensive School took part in a passing out parade at HMS Raleigh, in Cornwall.

He said: “I joined the Royal Navy to have a job to be proud of, travel the world and for the job security.

“The training has been a great experience which has taught me many new skills. After I finish my professional training I hope to progress up through the ranks. ”

Following his Christmas leave, he will report to HMS Sultan where he will learn marine engineering skills.

Once the teenager is fully qualified he will work on everything from the ship’s hull and its engines to its fuel, hydraulic and fire fighting systems.

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3:05pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Voice-of-reality says...

Although Owain Jones and his family will be quite rightly proud of his achievement, I am at a loss to understand why this is news.
Although Owain Jones and his family will be quite rightly proud of his achievement, I am at a loss to understand why this is news. Voice-of-reality

3:42pm Sat 28 Dec 13

darloboss says...

hello sailor
hello sailor darloboss

3:53pm Sat 28 Dec 13

StanLaurels_CamelToe says...

Our lasses second cousins, best mates next door neighbour has just finished an NVQ 2 in Joinery if that's worthy enough?
Our lasses second cousins, best mates next door neighbour has just finished an NVQ 2 in Joinery if that's worthy enough? StanLaurels_CamelToe

3:58pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Stu*28 says...

Why is this news? Is there nothing else worth reporting?
Why is this news? Is there nothing else worth reporting? Stu*28

7:32pm Sat 28 Dec 13

sineater says...

Because the northern echo is a small regional paper, it's not the times or whatever !!!
Because the northern echo is a small regional paper, it's not the times or whatever !!! sineater

12:07am Sun 29 Dec 13

.............................. says...

at least he has the balls to sign up unlike a lot of the younger generation, its people like this who make our country not the young scumbags who drink and do drugs, so show a little respect.
at least he has the balls to sign up unlike a lot of the younger generation, its people like this who make our country not the young scumbags who drink and do drugs, so show a little respect. ..............................

9:40am Sun 29 Dec 13

Jan Van-Winkel says...

Well done lad.

Perhaps it's not 'news' but it might, just might, inspire some other youngster to take the shilling and make something of themselves.

Good luck in you new career Owain.
Well done lad. Perhaps it's not 'news' but it might, just might, inspire some other youngster to take the shilling and make something of themselves. Good luck in you new career Owain. Jan Van-Winkel

11:41am Sun 29 Dec 13

CLEVELANDPC says...

Offers a different perspective on the "yoooouff" of today nice to see the northern echo celebrating the achievements of our youngsters. Everyone's quick to complain when they do something wrong. Good lad. Well done !
Offers a different perspective on the "yoooouff" of today nice to see the northern echo celebrating the achievements of our youngsters. Everyone's quick to complain when they do something wrong. Good lad. Well done ! CLEVELANDPC

10:47pm Sun 29 Dec 13

darloboss says...

Jan Van-Winkel wrote:
Well done lad.

Perhaps it's not 'news' but it might, just might, inspire some other youngster to take the shilling and make something of themselves.

Good luck in you new career Owain.
agreed let them all take the soft option Iam ex army the real fighting force
[quote][p][bold]Jan Van-Winkel[/bold] wrote: Well done lad. Perhaps it's not 'news' but it might, just might, inspire some other youngster to take the shilling and make something of themselves. Good luck in you new career Owain.[/p][/quote]agreed let them all take the soft option Iam ex army the real fighting force darloboss

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