UK: RN Divers, Bomb Disposal Experts Raise Funds for Diving Museum in Gosport
A team of Royal Navy Divers and bomb disposal experts based at Horsea Island paid a visit to the Diving Museum in Gosport recently to thank them for the loan of historic diving kit used by the Royal Navy in the Great South Run and hand over a £400 donation to the museum’s charity.
Chief Petty Officer (Diver) Ian Fleming, a Royal Navy Diver and Bomb Disposal Expert raised £7,300 for service charity BLESMA whilst completing the Great South Run in a 200 llb diving suit leant to him by the Museum.
A team of fellow Royal Navy divers also ran in a range of historical diving kit supplied by the local charity run museum.
The museum, usually closed to the public at this time of year, made special arrangements to open so that Ian and the team could handover the donation and take a tour of the museum.
Ian’s current fundraising stands at approx £7,300 for BLESMA and he is giving an additional £400 to the Diving Museum as a thank you for their support.
Naval Today Staff, January 16, 2013; Image: Royal Navy