Former RNXS Ship arrives in Lancashire
The MVS National Communications Manager was invited on board HMS Biter when the ship visited Fleetwood in Lancashire at the weekend.
The invitation came about through John’s real job as a journalist with the BBC.
Biter was built in 1986 and commissioned into the RNXS, the forerunner of the MVS.
Biter is an Archer-class P2000-type patrol and training vessel which is assigned to Manchester & Salford Universities Royal Naval Unit and is based at HMS Eaglet, the Royal Naval Headquarters in Liverpool.
The ship carries a full-time Royal Navy crew of five and is usually joined by up to 12 university students at any one time.
As part of her summer training voyage she has so far visited Troon, the Isle of Man, Fishguard, Milford Haven and Bristol.
Biter’s CO Lieutenant James Smith has invited members of the MVS to join the ship for a day at sea sometime over the next few months.
You can listen to John’s interview with Lieutenant Smith here.
Photo Top: NCM John Spencer-Barnes with Lieutenant James Smith.
Photo Bottom: HMS Biter in Fleetwood.