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Lieutenant Tim Leeder Royal Navy
Lieutenant Tim Leeder Royal Navy

Officer  in Charge, University of London Royal Naval Unit

Lieutenant Tim Leeder Royal Navy

Lieutenant Tim Leeder was educated at Wymondham College and the City of Norwich School Eaton in Norfolk.  After a brief spell at Portsmouth University he joined Britannia Royal Navy College in April 1999.

On completion of initial training at Britannia Royal Naval College in early 2000, he conducted sea training in the Destroyer HMS Glasgow, then more notably HMS Endurance, where he qualified as a watch keeper and spent one season in the Antarctic.  Early appointments included the Navigating Officer of the Mine hunter HMS Chiddingfold and Officer of the Watch One in the Frigate HMS Grafton, where he took part in Operation Telic, conducting security patrols and boarding’s in the Northern Arabian Gulf.

Appointed Navigating Officer of the destroyer HMS Edinburgh early 2005, he worked towards bringing her out of an extended docking period and towards a successful deployment to the South Atlantic. On completion he went straight to the Intermediate Staff Course (Maritime) at Shrivenham where he was awarded the academic distinction prize for his exam results.

Lieutenant Tim Leeder assumed command of HMS Puncher and London University Royal Naval Unit in December 2007.