Former Welbeck student, Robert GUEST, 22 years of Morton, Derbyshire, was awarded the Herbert LOTT Sword at the annual passing out parade at the Britannia Royal Navy College, Dartmouth in July this year. Robert received the sword for outstanding commitment and contribution to the college from Vice Admiral Ian CORDER (UK Military Representative to NATO and the European Union) who stated when presenting the sword that “this award should be treated no less than the Queens Sword” which is the Royal Navy’s highest award.
Robert was a pupil at Christ the King school, Alfreton and St Mary’s, Chesterfield, he was also a National level swimmer and Captain of Derventio Excel Swimming Squad, Derbyshire’s elite swimming squad, before he went to Welbeck Defence Sixth Form Training College, Leicestershire, to study for his A Levels. On successful completion of his A Levels Robert went to Aston University, Birmingham, where he obtained his degree in Engineering and joined the Royal Navy in September 2014, as an Engineering Officer.
Robert went to Britannia Royal Navy College as a Midshipman for his 30 weeks initial officer training and was selected out of over 800 officer cadets from four recruitments over a period of twelve months for the top award.
Robert has now been promoted to Sub Lieutenant and is based at HMS Sultan, Gosport, to complete his marine engineering training and is due to join his first ship in February next year as a Second Engineering Officer.