Diving deep for success
ABLE Seaman Diver Sean Grogan-Edwards, 25, from Guildford, has just completed specialist clearance diver training at the Defence Diving School in Portsmouth, receiving his certificate and diving badge from Rear Admiral John Clink, Flag Officer Sea Training.
Sean, originally from Guildford where his parents Annie and David still live, joined the navy because he wanted a challenging new career.
The former St Peter’s Catholic Comprehensive School pupil enjoys football in his free time and has played in the Combined Services Cup during his time with the Royal Navy. He also represented the RN during the London Poppy Day collections and was a flag-bearer at an England football game at Wembley.
Sean said the highlight of his career so far is undergoing the deep diving phase of his training and he is now looking forward to diving in the Gulf. He added: “I’m very happy and proud to have passed as a Royal Navy Clearance Diver.”
Navy divers are currently serving in a variety of theatres including Afghanistan.
As newly trained RN Clearance Divers they will initially be employed in either mine countermeasures based in Scotland (Faslane) or in Portsmouth and will deploy in a mine countermeasure vessel as required to support worldwide operations.