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Livery companies visit HMS Sultan

4 December 2017
HMS Sultan recently welcomed representatives from the Worshipful Companies of Plumbers, Blacksmiths, Turners, Shipwrights, Engineers and Fuellers.

The aim of the visit was to update the Companies’ knowledge and understanding of the Royal Navy and the modern engineering training which is undertaken within HMS Sultan.

Guests were treated to tours of the Defence College of Technical Training’s Royal Naval Air Engineering & Survival Equipment School (RNAESS) and the Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) as well as a brief on the Establishment as a whole from the Commanding Officer of HMS Sultan, Captain Peter Towell OBE.

It was important for the companies to visit Sultan to maintain our close relationship with them as they play a significant role in ensuring the highest of engineering standards are maintained.

Lieutenant Sam Leahy RN

The visit also included the opportunity to tour the Establishment’s Air and Marine Engineering Museums and to see the Sultan Super Sentinel Steam Waggon undergoing maintenance.

HMS Sultan enjoys affiliations with a number of Livery Companies based in the City of London. 

These Companies, some of which date back to the Middle Ages, originally developed as regulators for their trades and now act primarily as charitable organisations, sponsoring prizes that are routinely awarded to HMS Sultan’s trainee engineers.

Lieutenant Sam Leahy who organised the visit said: “The visit went really well and the guests noted the positivity surrounding our engineering training and the future of the Royal Navy.

“It was important for the companies to visit Sultan to maintain our close relationship with them as they play a significant role in ensuring the highest of engineering standards are maintained.”

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