The people you serve with become like family. You can count on them no matter what.
Tales that struck a chord
"My grandfather was in the Scots Guards. The tales of adventure and the places he'd visited - they struck a chord. I wanted to be a chef, and I was like, yeah, I can train as a chef, and I can do the Navy, and that sounds pretty awesome."
Being a Warfare Officer took me way out of my comfort zone
"As a CO, making sure everyone is on top of their game – that sense of purpose is what drives me. It really makes me proud of what I do. When I first went to sea, it felt like such a huge and unfamiliar place. But I don't think you get anywhere without being outside your comfort zone."
Coming home to my family
"To finally have that hug from your kids, and see how far they've come. That's a pretty awesome feeling. What I'm doing is for them, and one day they'll understand that. That dad's going away to do a job, and hopefully they're going to be pretty proud."