Posted on Tuesday 26 January 2021
ARNO and the RNOC are delighted to welcome a new Trustee on board. Lieutenant Samuel Williams, a history graduate from Southampton University, joined the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer in 2017. Conducting his bridge training across a variety of platforms, his Officer of the Watch jobs include Type 23 Frigates and currently serves as Senior Bridge Watchkeeper in the HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH. Sam is interested in encouraging ARNO membership to serving personnel especially among the Junior Officer Cadre.
Samuel’s RN Service has taken him to the Arctic Circle, South Atlantic, Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf. Alongside the RN, he is a member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners Young Officers’ Committee.
An active member of ARNO, Samuel contributed to our Centenary publication with his story about a seven-day transit in HMS Clyde, ‘Weekenders in South Georgia’, which relates back to his grandfather’s experience in the Atlantic 37 years previously, and has an article forthcoming in the 2021 Yearbook. He is delighted to be joining the Board of Trustees:
“I am looking forward to representing junior officers within ARNO/RNOC and help shape an Association and Charity which are able to support the future generations of Officers within the Naval Service
ARNO and the RNOC are institutions which every naval officer should be proud of and be equally proud of their membership.
The benefits of being a member are numerous and the support given to those who require it is impressive.
I have greatly enjoyed my naval career to date and hope that my position within the charity can give something back to support those that follow me.”