TWO Vale of Leven teenagers have completed 10 weeks of intensive Royal Navy training designed to teach them the basic skills they will rely upon throughout their careers.

Brothers Nairn and Logan McKernan arrived at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall in July with the dream of becoming members of the Royal Navy in their sights.

Joining the service and having a career in engineering was a long-held ambition for both brothers.

Now Nairn has signed up to be an air engineering technician.

Meanwhile, Logan has opted for a career beneath the waves and is aiming to qualify as a weapons engineer on board submarines.

Nairn told the Reporter: “Training at HMS Raleigh is one of the most, if not the most challenging thing I’ve ever done but it’s also the most rewarding.

“For me, the best parts of training have been the military exercises.

“I’ve enjoyed working as a team, bringing everyone together and if we are working well as a team the task just becomes that little bit easier.

“It feels great to have passed out from Raleigh and move onto phase two then onto the fleet.”

Logan’s highlight of training was seamanship training on the River Lynher.

He said: “We were taught how to operate in the small boats and we also learnt how to navigate.

“It was my favourite due to the fact there were many hands-on tasks.

“Overall I’ve enjoyed every part of my initial training and the experiences I’ve had at HMS Raleigh.

“I’m looking forward to progressing onto the next stage and seeing where the Royal Navy can take me.”

With the first phase of training complete the brothers will move on for their specialist training.

Nairn’s next port of call is HMS Sultan, while Logan will train at HMS Collingwood.

Both establishments are in Hampshire.