A NEWQUAY man is celebrating after completing the first phase of his Royal Navy training – but he still has a way to go yet.
Trainee warfare specialist Chris Pascoe, 26, arrived at Cornwall's Royal Navy training base in Torpoint in October.
During the past ten weeks he has undergone a thorough induction into life in the Royal Navy, learning skills he will rely upon throughout his time in the Service.
To mark the successful end of the first phase of basic training, the former Treviglas Community College student took part in a passing out parade, attended by families and friends, at HMS Raleigh.
Chris, who was a travel agent prior to joining the Royal Navy, said: "To work out at sea has been a long ambition of mine. I love adventure and the thought of serving in the Royal Navy makes me very proud. I have enjoyed my time at HMS Raleigh and I will continue giving 110 per cent for the rest of my training. Having my family's support means the world to me and I look forward to a long future in the Royal Navy."
With the first phase of his training complete Chris's next port of call is HMS Collingwood in Hampshire.