One of the two operational crews of HMS Vigilant, a Trident Nuclear submarine, celebrated the 1920’s with a “Great Gatsby” dance in Glasgow on Saturday 25 October thanks to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. 

The dance, which was held at the Hilton Grosvenor in Glasgow, was an opportunity for the crew to spend time with their families before taking over from their sister crew who are currently at sea.
 
A number of activities were carried out during the evening to raise money for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC), who helped with funds to organise the dance.
 
Weapons Engineering Officer Lt Cdr Carpenter said: "The Ship’s Company Dance is one small way of thanking the members of Vigilant's Ship’s Company for their loyalty and dedication, and their families for their unwavering support. This is the first ball and combined mess function that we have held, and there are a number of initiatives to support our families and to improve retention of capable motivated personnel in the Royal Navy. We are very grateful to RNRMC for supporting us with funds to carry out this important event."