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Towers Phil

Towers Phil

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As medical assistant, Phil Towers was a member of the 'Polar Watch'' Royal Marines expedition. Making the trek Resolue Bay - Magnetic North Pole in the spring 2006.

Leading Medical Assistant Phil Towers joined the Royal Navy as a direct entry Commando Medical Assistant in 2001, after two years studying for a Diploma in Public Services.

After medical training he was posted to HMS Chatham, the flag ship for Standing Naval Fleet Mediterranean, where he undertook exercises in Italy, Crete and Turkey. Phil then joined the Surgical Assessment Unit at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth during which he gained some valued practical ‘hands-on' experience with patients suffering from a variety of ailments.

After a short tour with the Surgical Support Team providing medical support to the Royal Marines, Phil joined the medical staff of HMS Neptune, on the west coast of Scotland. During this tour Phil undertook several climbing expeditions, competed in the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Ski Championships in the French Alps and joined the Neptune Field Gun Team. Joining the Medical Centre at the Commando Training Centre Phil trained hard and successfully gained his Commando Dagger after completing the arduous All Arms Commando Course. He soon saw himself serving with 3 Commando Brigade and joining a major exercise in the California that included skiing in Nevada and climbing in Las Vegas.
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