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Deryk Hunter

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I am a Submarine Warfare Officer in the Royal Navy. I was born in Inverness and raised in Glasgow and later attended Glasgow University from 2000 to 2004 gaining a BSc in Chemistry.  I joined the Royal Navy in 2006 with aspirations of a career in the Submarine Service.  I am currently nearing the end of my Submariner training, with only one more hurdle before I attain my “Dolphins”.

 

My training in the Navy has taken me to various places around the globe including Falkland Islands, Barbados, Panama, Peru, Chile, Brazil.  I also spent a few months in the Mediterranean and the North Arabian Gulf last year,.

 

My hobbies and sporting interest include: Most Team Sports, Hill Walking and Reading.  Whilst in the Royal Navy, I have achieved my RYA Level one Power Boating and RYA Level One Windsurfing qualifications.  Additionally I have completed Joint Services Mountain Leader Training, a qualification that allows me to take a small group of service personnel on expeditions below the snow line.

 

Since I joined the Navy I have achieved much and hope to do more still.  There is a lot of opportunities open to me and I intend to take as many as I can.

Posts by Deryk Hunter

22nd December 2008

First Blog

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This being my first post I would just like to say to Everyone, Hello.  I’ve done 2 years and 10 months of training to get where I am today.  It is one heck of a pipeline, but I should be as ready as I possibly can be to do the job thats asked of me.  I joined HMS Trafalgar on the 15 December as it’s newest Warfare Officer.  It’s straight in at the deep end as my training is not finished yet, the demands of being a submariner are such that I have to know all the valves and circuits and understand every system on the boat.  No small feat for a man that kept breaking the coffee machine at the Naval College, but I have a few month’s to do it.  When I do I’ll be updating this blog with a single one word post along the lines of: Woo hoo!