SAILORS at the Royal Navy’s home of marine and air engineering welcomed the First Sea Lord to their base.
HMS Sultan in Gosport hosted a visit from Admiral Sir George Zambellas, pictured left, where he opened their new fitness suite.
The First Sea Lord was able to visit various parts of the base, and see how sailors there are training to work on the navy’s future aircraft carriers.
Adml Zambellas said: ‘The global authority of the modern Royal Navy owes much to the world-class training of its people, and the marine and air engineering training conducted at HMS Sultan is making a fantastic contribution towards that.
‘During my visit I felt a real joining of positive ambition between service and civilian training partners, as well as a strong sense of naval ethos through all the training conducted here.
‘It is this sort of training which helps give the Royal Navy its battle-winning edge.’