A DAD-of-two has left landlocked Solihull to head up a prestigious Royal Navy base in Scotland.
Commodore Mike Wareham has landed a new role as Naval Base Commander for HM Naval Base Clyde, home to the UK’s nuclear deterrent.
The 46-year-old faces the challenge of turning ambitious plans to expand the base into reality, creating up to 3,000 jobs, as well as establishing the UK’s only training centre for submariners.
Cdre Wareham joined the Royal Navy in 1982 and holds an honours degree in Marine Engineering and a Master of Science in Reactor Engineering.
It is not the first time he has visited Clyde, having previously worked there in submarines and as a base director.
Cdre Wareham is married to Dymarius, a chartered civil engineer. The couple, who are enthusiastic walkers, have two children, Carys, seven, and five-year-old Daniel, who are excited about the move to Helensburgh.