Oakham reservist becomes naval officer

Royal Naval Reservist Simon Elmore, from Oakham. EMN-150809-164804001
Royal Naval Reservist Simon Elmore, from Oakham. EMN-150809-164804001

Reservist Simon Elmore, 28, from Oakham, is now a Royal Naval Officer after completing a fast track training scheme.

Simon, who works as a secondary school teacher, took part in the course in Dartmouth. It is designed to organise up to two years’ training into an eight-week period.

He said: “Taking part in this training programme was an excellent chance for me to use my summer break productively.”