HMS Sultan (establishment)

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HMS Sultan
HMS Siskin
RAF Gosport
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Gosport, Hampshire in England
HMS Sultan is located in Hampshire
HMS Sultan
HMS Sultan
Shown within Hampshire
Coordinates 50°48′10″N 001°09′39″W / 50.80278°N 1.16083°W / 50.80278; -1.16083Coordinates: 50°48′10″N 001°09′39″W / 50.80278°N 1.16083°W / 50.80278; -1.16083
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Royal Navy
Site history
Built 1914 (1914)
In use 1914-1945
1945-1956
1956-Present
Airfield information
Elevation 7 metres (23 ft) AMSL

HMS Sultan is a shore base of the Royal Navy in Gosport, Hampshire, England. It is the primary engineering training establishment for the Royal Navy. It is also home to the Network Rail Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme and the EDF Energy engineering maintenance apprenticeship.

History[edit]

The site was originally RAF Gosport it was then transferred to the Royal Navy during 1945 as HMS Siskin it was then renamed HMS Sultan on 1 June 1956 when the airfield side was closed down.[1]

The following squadrons were posted here at some point:

The following units were posted here at some point:

Current use[edit]

It is the primary engineering training establishment for the Royal Navy. It is also home to the Network Rail Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme and the EDF Energy engineering maintenance apprenticeship.

It is home to:[1]

  • Defence School of Marine Engineering
  • RN Air Engineering and Survival School
  • Nuclear Department

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History". Royal Navy (RN). Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 24.
  3. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 25.
  4. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 26.
  5. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 28.
  6. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 29.
  7. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 31.
  8. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 32.
  9. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 34.
  10. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 35.
  11. ^ a b c Jefford 1988, p. 38.
  12. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 39.
  13. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 41.
  14. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 43.
  15. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 44.
  16. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 48.
  17. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 49.
  18. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 51.
  19. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 53.
  20. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 66.
  21. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 70.
  22. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 73.
  23. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 75.
  24. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 77.
  25. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 99.
  26. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 104.
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn "Gosport (Fort Grange)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jefford MBE, Wg Cdr C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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