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Our Team

The Board

  • Jim joined the Royal Navy in 1984 as a Junior Rating and gained his Commission in 1988.  He has served in Submarine Service for the majority of his career, serving in numerous Hunter Killers, and Commanded HMS SCEPTRE and the Submarine Command Course (Perisher) as “Teacher”. As a Captain he was responsible for the day to day running of the RN from the Maritime HQ in Northwood.  Jim took Comm...

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  • Mike commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1989. As a Lt Col he commanded the Commando Training Wing and then 45 Commando Group. As a Colonel he was first Captain of Portsmouth Naval Base and then Commandant of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines. As Brigadier he was Chief of Staff of Navy Command HQ. He will be Naval Base Commander Devonport from Summer 2022. Mike joined the RNRMC as a Tr...

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  • Born in Portsmouth and brought up in Gosport, Mick’s affiliation with the submarine service began in 1977 when he joined HMS DOLPHIN’s Sea Cadets. He went on to join the Royal Navy in 1985 as a 16-Year-old Junior Weapon Engineering Mechanic and entered the submarine service in 1986. Throughout his engineering career Mick served on REVENGE, RESOLUTION, VANGUARD, VENGEANCE (twice), VICTORIOUS an...

Mick Dewhirst Mick Dewhirst
  • I joined the Royal Navy at HMS Ganges in September 1968. My first seagoing ship was HMS Decoy last of the daring class destroyers, I then joined HMS Naiad where I did my first Far East deployment. The next move was the best decision I ever made: I joined the Submarine Service! Joining HMS Dolphin in 1972, did my Part 1 Part 2 training then joined HMS Warspite for my Part 3. In 1975 I was rated...

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  • Jon Westbrook retired from the Royal Navy in 2013 after 38 years of service, 30 as a submariner.  He commanded on five occasions including HMS TALENT, Captain Submarine Sea Training and both the Devonport and Faslane Flotillas.  Living in Cornwall with his wife Jill he consults on maritime issues and is also the Chair of the Friends of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.

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  • Vicky has been part of The Submarine Family for 13 years as a Submariner's Spouse. This has seen her support her husband and extended family through long and short deployments – living through the highs and lows that military life brings us. Having the lived experiences that this has bought her, enables Vicky to put herself in the shoes of the families living through similar situations that her...

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The Ops Team

  • John, joined the Royal Navy Submarine Service in January 1997. Serving on HMS Victorious, Sceptre, Splendid, Sovereign, Superb and finally Ambush. John also operated as an IUSS acoustic supervisor in the SOSUS unit maritime data centre in Gibraltar; a collaborative operation with the USN. Away from the RN, John  is also the founder and managing director of Males and Females Tales peer support a...

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