He was speaking during the change of command parade at the SA Naval College in Gordon’s Bay yesterday .
The parade represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding officer to another.
“Today is a sad day for me. I will miss being in command of a unit and will begin my role as director fleet logistics almost immediately,” he said.
He said most of his peers considered him naive to take on the responsibility, that he would lose out but his times spent at the college had been a honour and a privilege.