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Luke is in the navy
5:50pm Sunday 9th September 2012 in Local
A 23-year-old from Winyates has swapped his price scanner for an automatic riffle after joining the Royal Navy.
Former supermarket worker Luke Spiers is now one step closer to becoming a Royal Navy aircraft handler after completing an intense 10 week course designed to prepare raw recruits for a navy career.
The trainee sailor joined in June this year said that he has not looked back.
“I joined the Royal Navy to see the world and meet new people, while getting qualifications,” he said.
“Learning how to fire a rifle during weapons training and taking part in the assault course were my highlights of training.”
The training, which also included the basics of naval discipline and customs, culminated with a passing-out-parade in front of family and friends.
The former Arrow Vale pupil will now transfer to the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, in Cornwall, to learn how to use equipment on board ships that secure the aircrafts as well as how to fight fuel, hanger and aircraft fires.