A Southampton woman has graduated as a warfare specialist.

Having joined the Royal Navy last year, Claire Martin has reached her dream goal.

The 27-year-old was studying at HMS Collingwood in Fareham and is now looking forward to travelling opportunities having completed phase two of her training with the Victory Squadron.

She said: “I have enjoyed phase two and I am looking forward to returning to do the Electronic Warfare Course. I’m looking forward to finally getting drafted to a ship.” Martin will now take her experience as a former Hampshire Constabulary employee on board HMS Excellent for the next part of her training.