Dunfermline man awarded for 40 years service

Warrant Officer Peter Green received a valedictory certificate from  Rear Admiral Simon Lister
Warrant Officer Peter Green received a valedictory certificate from Rear Admiral Simon Lister

A Dunfermline submariner, working for Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) at HM Naval Base Clyde, received a valedictory certificate from Director Submarines, Rear Admiral Simon Lister, recently – marking his dedication during a navy career spanning 40 years.

Warrant Officer Peter Green (57) was presented with his certificates at FOST’s large lecture theatre.

Peter, who will soon retire from the Naval Service, was attended by friends, colleagues and well-wishers during the presentation – there to offer congratulations and to mark his exemplary work.

When Peter joined the Royal Navy in 1971 Apollo 14 had landed on the moon and the UK had just switched to decimal currency.

The former Queen Anne High School pupil began his career at HMS Fisgard before transferring closer to home at HMS Caledonia at Rosyth where he completed his apprenticeship as a Marine Engineering Artificer before joining his first submarine, HMS Revenge.

All in all Peter spent ten years onboard HMS Revenge, climbing the ranks before leaving to become a manoeuvring room simulator instructor. Four years onboard attack submarine, HMS Spartan, followed before he once again transferred back to his beloved Revenge then HMS Sovereign.

Peter’s career has spanned the entire Swiftsure class fleet, with the last of the vessels being decommissioned just 18 months ago.

Since then he has been with Flag Officer Sea Training at Faslane, helping to train the next generation of submariners and writing updates to the Trafalgar Class Ship’s Operating Procedures.

Peter said: “I’ve enjoyed my time with the Royal Navy, but I am looking forward to my retirement.

“I’ve got big plans – I’m going to let my wife be the bread winner, catch up with my DIY and look after the grandchildren!”

The valedictory certificate, signed by the Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Charles Montgomery CBE, thanked Peter for his “long and faithful service” to their country and expressed the Admiralty Board’s wishes for good fortune in the future.