New CO for HMS Raleigh

There is a new face at the helm of HMS Raleigh with Captain Suzi Nielsen taking charge of the Torpoint training establishment… just a few months after leaving it.

The 44-year-old was in charge of the Defence Maritime Logistics School until late last year when it closed – helping to oversee its move to the new combined Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration at Worthy Down near Winchester.

Captain Nielsen was welcomed to the base in Torpoint by a guard of honour comprising recruits from the Gould 20/08 entry just days before they passed out at the end of the ten-week basic training course.

Captain Nielsen said she “couldn’t be more delighted” of taking charge at Raleigh from Captain Rich Harris, who has moved on to study at the Royal College of Defence Studies. “Whilst there is much to do as we look to increase our trainee numbers against the backdrop of Covid I know that me and my excellent team are ready for the challenges ahead.”


Navy News. (2020) Neilson Touch for Raleigh. Navy News. October 2020, pp.27.


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