UK: HMS SULTAN Hosts Training Managment Conference

HMS SULTAN Hosts Training Managment Conference

With the kind permission of Commodore Mark Slawson (Commandant of the Defence College of Electro-Mechanical Engineering), officers of the Training Management (TM) Specialisation held their annual Conference and Dinner at HMS SULTAN on 8 March 2012.

The Conference was opened by Commodore Slawson, while Commodore Tim Lowe (Deputy Flag Officer Sea Training) delivered the keynote address. Sponsorship for the event was provided by BAE Systems and by the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity (RNRMC).

The Conference was followed by a Mess Dinner at which Rear Admiral Simon Lister (Chief Naval Engineer Officer) was the Guest of Honour. Other Honoured guests were Rear Admiral Rymer, Commodore Slawson and representatives of BAE Systems and of the RNRMC.

Serving TM officers were joined at the dinner by a number of their retired colleagues who had served either as Instructor Officers or as TMs and who were members of the Training Management and Instructor Officers’ Association (TMIOA –

Captain Phil Burrell, Head of the TM Specialisation, said that: ‘I believe that it is important to make time to gather periodically in order to be able to be briefed on topical issues affecting the specialisation and to discuss and share ideas on developments and thinking in the areas of training, education and lifelong learning’.

Naval Today Staff , April 02, 2012; Image: royalnavy