WO1 Mannucci hands over the role of Base Warrant Officer to WO1 Rennie.

By Lucy Ashton

HMS Neptune, the shore-establishment at HM Naval Base Clyde, has a new Base Warrant Officer (BWO) with Warrant Officer 1 (WO1) Stefano Mannucci handing over to Warrant Officer 1 Robert Rennie on December 2.

WO1 Mannucci, who has held the BWO role since July 2019, will move to another Faslane-based post with Superintendent Fleet Maintenance.

“It has been both an honour and pleasure to be the Base Warrant Officer here at HM Naval Base Clyde, said WO1 Mannucci

“As I move on to my new role, still based here at Faslane, I’d like to thank those who have made my time here a positive experience, even during the challenging times we have all faced over the last couple of years.”

Taking over the role of BWO is WO1 Robert Rennie, pictured right,  who began his career in the Royal Navy in January 1991. He joins the HMS Neptune team from Fleet Operational Sea Training South where he ensured all executive standards were met and was responsible for Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Non-combatant Evacuation Organisation (NEO) training.

WO1 Rennie also served with the Theatre Logistics Group for Operation Herrick and spent a significant amount of time deployed in the Gulf serving on board HMS Birmingham, HMS York, HMS Lancaster, HMS Dauntless and HMS Dragon. While serving as the Executive Warrant Officer on HMS Dragon, the Type 45 air defence destroyer, was involved in a total of eight drugs busts, with a record-breaking deployment haul of over £145 million.

“I would like to wish WO1 Mannucci all the best in his new role with Superintendent Fleet Maintenance and thank him for all his hard work and dedication during his time as Base Warrant Officer.” said WO1 Rennie. “I am very much looking forward to working with the Base Executive team and the challenges this new role will bring”

HMS Neptune is the land establishment at HM Naval Base Clyde responsible for providing essential services to the military personnel working and living at the site, as well as the civilian staff who utilise the facilities in their roles supporting the Royal Navy fleet from the Clyde.

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