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Sultan families enjoy fun day

11 August 2017
Service and civilian personnel at HMS Sultan welcomed their loved ones in to the Establishment recently for some fantastic fun at the HMS Sultan Families Day.

The HMS Sultan Families Day is an annual event which is held to recognise the efforts of everyone employed within the Establishment.

In addition, the event provides an excellent opportunity for their families to integrate with them in a work environment.

Lots of activities and entertainment were on offer including live music, footpool, a barbecue and refreshments. Bouncy castles, face painting, donkey rides, a play bus and a tent crammed full of creepy crawlies were just some of the activities that thrilled younger visitors.

The Families Day provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate their achievements with both family and friends

Captain Peter Towell

A number of Service charities and organisations were invited to attend to promote the care and welfare services, among these were The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, Aggie Weston’s with their Storybook Waves.

In addition, the Establishment’s own Royal Navy Police welcomed in their regular Hampshire Constabulary counterparts to promote how the two combine to support wellbeing in the local community.

The Commanding officer of HMS Sultan, Captain Peter Towell said: “I am delighted that we are able to hold our Families Day again this year.”

“As an Establishment we work tirelessly to ensure that our engineers and technicians are trained to the very highest of standards.”

“From our youngest trainee, through to the most experienced of training staff, success requires both hard work and unwavering dedication.”

“On top of our core training, our Service and Civilian personnel enthusiastically provide support to the local community through numerous events, peaking at both our Summer Show and Bonfire Night.”

“I am very proud of all their efforts and The Families Day provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate their achievements with both family and friends.”

HMS Sultan is the Royal Navy’s primary engineering training Establishment, which delivers training to both Officers and Ratings.

The Establishment is home to the Headquarters of the Defence College of Technical Training (DCTT), which includes the Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) and the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS).

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