Success for Navy recruit who is following in brother's footsteps

A Royal Navy recruit is celebrating his success in an engineering competition.

Tuesday, 29th March 2016, 5:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 8:00 am
Edward Dean, from Worthing, is a marine engineer in training at HMS Sultan, the Royal Navys principal engineering establishment in Hampshire. Picture: Dave Jenkins

Edward Dean, 22, from Worthing, is a marine engineer, training at HMS Sultan, the Royal Navy’s principal engineering establishment in Hampshire.

Former Worthing High School student Edward and his team-mates scooped the top prize at the Royal Navy University Technical College Engineering Challenge 2016.

They were overall winners in the apprentice category of the competition, in which they competed against four other teams.

Each team had to design and build a remote-controlled vessel capable of manoeuvring among the ice floes and retrieving lost supplies on the ice, the sea surface and the sea bed. After deciding a nine-to-five job was not for him, Edward is now following in the footsteps of his brother, who was in the Navy for nine years and who encouraged Edward to join.

Edward said: “I found the engineering training hard at first because it wasn’t something I had done before, but the instructors are really good and very helpful.

“In my future career, I want as much sea time as possible. One of the things that really appealed to me about the Navy was humanitarian aid. It’s something the Navy does really well and I would like to be a part of it.”