Able Seaman Mathew Crowder, 33, from Belper, is honoured to be training to be part of the Royal Navy contingent at the Cenotaph remembrance service in London on Sunday 9 November 2014.
Having joined the Royal Navy in May 2011 Mathew is currently serving at HMS Drake, Plymouth.
Originally from Belper where his parents Beryl and Bruce live, he has previously served on HMS Montrose. He said of taking part in this event “I am very proud to be involved with the remembrance service. My great grandfather James Pattison was a medic rating with 47381 G section, 34 Field Ambulance, June 27, 1915.”
The ex pupil of Anthony Gell school enjoys playing hockey in his free time.
The Royal Navy Contingent has been trained by the Royal Navy’s State Ceremonial Training Team based at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, Hampshire. HMS Collingwood is the home of the Maritime Warfare School which contributes to the operational capability of the Fleet by providing first class training to all officers and ratings of the Royal Navy in their professional specialisations which include,
Weapon Engineering, Communications, and Warfare. The training they receive is relevant, agile and flexible in order to keep pace with the challenging operational needs.