HMS Sultan Facilities to Get an Uplift

The Warrant Officers’ and Senior Rates’ Mess HMS Sultan recently welcomed visitors from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity following the news that the facilities will receive an uplift thanks to the Government announcement’s regarding LIBOR fines.

During a recent visit to Portsmouth, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced £2m of funding for the Charity with £1m given to support personnel and their families for projects including:

– the refurbishment of the family spaces in the Warrant Officers’ and Senior Rates’ Mess in HMS Sultan in Gosport, and the renovation of buildings in HMS Nelson in Portsmouth to provide accommodation (i.e. flats) so that families normally living apart can spend time together when personnel are based in the city.
– A further £1m will enable support for a number of other projects, including help for the Naval Families Federation, which provides support and guidance for Naval Service families.

HMS Sultan’s Warrant Officers’ and Senior Rates’ Mess provides a hub for social activities for around 400 service personnel from across the Armed Forces.

With a number of different exciting options under consideration, including all welfare facilities, the final details of the upgrades and refurbishments will be decided in the coming months with a view towards the project being completed early next year.

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