The women [and men] from HMS Artful at the awards ceremony.
By Gavin Carr
THE Naval Servicewomen’s Network held their annual dinner and conference at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton last week and Royal Navy personnel from HM Naval Base Clyde scooped two awards.
HMS Neptune Sportsdrome’s Leading Physical Trainer (LPT) Elise Broughton was presented with the Outstanding Contribution award for her continuous effort to improve the lived experience of Naval Service women at HM Naval Base Clyde.
Earlier this year Elise helped secure funding from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and the Rebalancing Lives Fund to help furnish a new Parental Suite in the sports facility.
Also picking up an award were ladies from Royal Navy attack submarine HMS Artful who received the Inclusive Teamwork Award.
It was recognised that each female submariner had without exception excelled in their own field of specialism and ensured that high levels of morale were maintained across the submarine through a challenging generation package.
Petty Officer Claire Smart, the Naval Servicewomen’s Network Geographic Lead for Clyde, said: “I truly believe that the Naval Servicewomen’s Network is a worthwhile and useful network. With so many inspirational women across the Naval Service, getting involved with this informal network can provide support to achieve career goals and improve lived experience.”
The Naval Servicewomen’s Network was launched in 2013 and is designed for women serving in the Naval Service – Royal Navy, Maritime Reserves, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
The professional network was established to improve retention, encourage and enable individuals to achieve their potential and to provide an opportunity to gather feedback to make a positive contribution to shape future personnel policy.
Members are given access to positive role models to advise and inspire and provides an open environment in which to share experiences and information.