Shoreham sailor honoured to be part of Cenotaph remembrance service

Jessica dressed in great coat order
Jessica dressed in great coat order
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A SHOREHAM sailor is honoured to be part of Cenotaph remembrance service.

Able Seaman Jessica Hudson, 31, is honoured to be training to be part of the Royal Navy contingent at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday and the Cenotaph remembrance service in London on Sunday.

Having joined the Royal Navy in October 2007, Jessica is currently serving as part of the Type 23 Pool in Portsmouth Naval Base.

Since joining the Navy she has also served at Royal Naval Air Stations Culdrose in Cornwall and Yeovilton in Somerset.

Jessica, whose parents, Frances and Nigel, still live in Shoreham, enjoys sailing, swimming and reading in her free time.

She said: “Remembering the fallen is an honour and not one to be undertaken lightly.”

The Royal Navy Contingent has been trained by the Royal Navy’s State Ceremonial Training Teamm based at HMS Collingwood in Fareham, Hampshire.

HMS Collingwood is the home of the Maritime Warfare School, which contributes to the operational capability of the Fleet by providing first-class training to all officers and ratings of the Royal Navy in their professional specialisations which include, weapon engineering, communications and warfare.

The Royal Navy said the training they receive is relevant, agile and flexible in order to keep pace with the challenging operational needs.