After completing my submarine course at HMS Dolphin, I returned to HMS Sultan at the start of 1985 for Nuclear Short Course. This was an intensive course concentrating on nuclear physics and submarine engineering and stretched my grey cells, almost to their limit. I am very pleased to report, therefore, that I passed all my exams at the first time of asking, though with some of them, there was very little wasted effort.


I left Sultan on this occasion to join my first submarine, HMS Sovereign in Devonport