Laura’s ship-shape

A budding sailor from Dronfield has battled back from injury to successfully complete her Royal Navy basic training at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall.'Trainee Writer Laura Young arrived at the Royal Navy training base in Cornwall in December 2012 for a 10-week course designed to give her a thorough induction into the Royal Navy. 'crown copyright, credit Dave Sherfield
A budding sailor from Dronfield has battled back from injury to successfully complete her Royal Navy basic training at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall.'Trainee Writer Laura Young arrived at the Royal Navy training base in Cornwall in December 2012 for a 10-week course designed to give her a thorough induction into the Royal Navy. 'crown copyright, credit Dave Sherfield
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She’s ship-shape again - after a knee injury left her all at sea.

Budding sailor Laura Young, from Dronfield, has battled back from injury to complete her Royal Navy basic training successfully at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall.

Laura arrived at the training centre in December for a 10-week course designed to give her a thorough induction into the Royal Navy.

But four weeks into the course Laura suffered a setback which needed her to be transferred to the rehabilitation wing, while she recovered from a knee injury.

The 23-year-old said: “I’d always wanted to be in public service and the Royal Navy is the best of them.

“When I suffered my injury I felt like I wanted to leave, but the staff were really helpful and allowed me to keep my focus as I recovered.”

Laura was given the all-clear to return to training in July - and has now taken her place among the successful recruits who marched for their passing-out-parade, attended by family and friends, which signified the end of the training course.

The former Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School pupil said: “I feel ecstatic now and everything I’ve been through has been well worth it.

“It has been absolutely insane - I’m so happy to finally finish and can’t wait for the next stage of my training.”