A Desborough man is heading off to join his first Naval ship after successfully qualifying as a communication information specialist at HMS Collingwood in Hampshire.
Twenty-eight-year-old Asa Hauser will now become a central member of HMS Westminster’s engineering branch and entrusted to operate highly sensitive radio and satellite systems, as well as ensuring the equipment remains fully functional 24 hours a day.
The former Montsaye Community College pupil, who is following in the footsteps of his grandfather Attila, who was a submariner, had joined the Royal Navy in November last year. His grandfather and grandmother Georgina still live in Desborough.
Asa said: “Being pushed to see what I can achieve has shown me just how much I am capable of if I try hard enough.
“My career highlight has been seeing how much I can achieve.
“I now look forward to continuing my career and seeing how far I can go.”
As part of his training at HMS Collingwood, Asa took part in Op Trafalgar, a humanitarian disaster relief exercise.
Now in his department on board HMS Westminster, he will be responsible for the ship’s complex data-processing network systems, including the ship’s internet and satellite communications, which will help he and his crewmates stay in touch with family and friends back at home.
HMS Collingwood is the home of the Maritime Warfare School, which provides first class training to all officers and ratings of the Royal Navy in their professional specialisations, which include weapon engineering, communications and warfare.
The recruitment process involves a recruitment test, interview, medical and eye tests and fitness tests.
Anyone interested in finding out about career opportunities within the Royal Navy, as well as details about the different roles available, should call its recruitment line on 08456 07 55 55 or go online.