Navy recognition for proud Grantham sailor Amy

Amy Lewis-King receives her award..
Amy Lewis-King receives her award..
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Sailor Amy Lewis-King has been recognised for her efficiency with an award.

Amy, 26, a former Walton Girls’ High School pupil whose parents still live in Grantham, received the Herbert Lott Course Prize after completing a course at the Royal Navy Leadership Academy.

The high-flyer joined the Navy almost 10 years ago and her career so far has taken her to America, Belize and East of Suez.

Amy said: “I felt quite overwhelmed when I got told I was getting awarded the Herbert Lott award, especially with the high standard of the rest of the class.

“I feel very proud to have achieved this prestigious award and look forward to taking all that I have learned with me for the future.”

Amy will soon join up with RAF St Mawgan as a survival instructor. She is currently serving at HMS Drake with Flag Officer Sea Training and will now return having completed her leadership course.

In her short career Amy has also been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and a medal for being part of Operation Ellamy in Libya.

Amy received the award at HMS Collingwood in Fareham from Commanding Officer, HMS Collingwood, Captain Steve Dainton CBE.