A cold wet January night at HMS EAGLET in Liverpool saw outgoing Commanding Officer Commander Hoyle hand over the reins to incoming CO, Surgeon Commander Rourke RNR.
Cdr Hoyle, who joined the Royal Navy in 1981, the year before the Falkland’s conflict, spoke of his time at HMS EAGLET:
“I leave at a time when there are pressures on finance and manpower; however, HMS EAGLET has 20% more personnel than when I assumed the role of CO in 2014. I will always relish my time here and thank you all for the roles that you have played.”
Cdr Hoyle will now commence his role as SO1 Submarine Ops using his previous experience as a submariner.
The succeeding CO, Surgeon Commander Rourke, joined the RNR in 2010 and is from the Fazakerly area of Liverpool. On assuming command he gave a speech outlining the plans he has for the Naval establishment during his tenure:
“I will increase the number of personnel at HMS EAGLET from its current number of 176 and build on the great work and dedication performed by my predecessor Commander Hoyle”.
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HMS EAGLET is the Reservist unit based at the Naval Regional Command headquarters in East Brunswick Dock on the Mersey.