UK’s Carrier Crew Gets New Rooms
- Equipment & technology
Sailors from Britain’s new aircraft carrier got all-mod-cons accommodation in double-quick time, after DIO provided a solution to Rosyth’s shortage of beds.
The 2 future aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, are currently being built in Rosyth. Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) run MOD Caledonia is supporting the carrier programme by providing site security, messing and recreational facilities, and accommodation for the carrier’s crew.
Caledonia currently has 422 suitable bed spaces, which DIO calculated was 302 fewer than needed. The first phase of the work (36 cabins) was handed over to MOD Caledonia on schedule, and DIO Director Service Delivery Leo O’Shea welcomed the first sailors to move in.
Work is now progressing for the next phase of 78 units being available in November with the full 302 units being available by February 2016.
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