Coming from a working class family with four younger brothers to support, the prospect of leaving home and the added debt of higher education was a stress Louise didn’t want to experience. Despite being a high achiever at college, she had her sights set on something different.
Originally wanting to join the local police service, Louise wasn’t old enough to apply. Of the three armed forces services to apply to at her local AFCO, it was the friendly Royal Navy Chief that encouraged her to apply to the Navy. The rest, as they say, is history.
24 years later, Louise is armed with plenty of achievements to be proud of.
· The first female Biomedical Scientist in the Royal Navy.
· Providing humanitarian assistance to the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, setting up a medical clinic and supporting children to resume school lessons, and meeting HRH Prince of Wales on the journey home.
· Competing at the British, Scottish, English and world indoor rowing championships as part of the RNRM indoor rowing team, earning a range of medals.
You too can have a thriving and fulfilling career in the Royal Navy, just like Claire, with endless opportunities and experiences waiting to happen.
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