Families enjoy range of activities at Sultan Show

One of the stunts at HMS Sultan's summer show Picture: L(Phot) Dave Jenkins

One of the stunts at HMS Sultan's summer show Picture: L(Phot) Dave Jenkins

  • Thousands of people visited HMS Sultan for its annual summer show
  • Two-day event had entertainment ranging from motorcycle displays to Royal Navy helicopters
  • Families enjoyed range of activities for all ages
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FROM motorcycle displays to Royal Navy helicopters, there was lots to see at HMS Sultan’s summer show.

The Gosport base held its annual event at the weekend and saw more than 25,000 people walk through the gates.

Families from across the town and surrounding areas enjoyed the entertainment and stalls.

The centre arena saw displays from the Volunteer Cadet Corps who competed in a field gun run as well as the youngsters from the Gosport Tigers motorcycle team.

For the first time, to mark Father’s Day, the show also had a flypast by the Red Arrows.

Jennifer Patterson was at the show with her family from Southsea.

She said: ‘This year was the first time I have come to show and it has been really good.

‘We enjoyed looking around because there was so much going on and lots to do.

‘There is a lot for the kids to do too which I like and I will definitely be coming back again.’

Friends Anne Hackworthy and Rachel King, from Portsmouth, also visited with their families.

Petty Officer Shuan Gibbs and his son Lewis, eight

Petty Officer Shuan Gibbs and his son Lewis, eight

Rachel, 34, said: ‘The event was good and there was something for all of us to enjoy.

‘The girls liked the horses and the boys liked seeing the guns so there was a good variety of things.’

Anne, 39, added: ‘The children had a wonderful time and all the staff were really welcoming which was nice.’

The two-day event raises money for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity as well as other groups based in Gosport.

We enjoyed looking around because there was so much going on and lots to do.

Jennifer Patterson

Last year £38,000 was donated to different charities.

Captain Trevor Gulley, the commanding officer at HMS Sultan, said: ‘The show gives us the chance to engage with the Gosport 
community.

‘This is us giving something back to the people of Gosport.’

Joseph Rendall, three, at the controls of a Royal Navy Wasp helicopter H.A.S. Mark 1.'' ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (151000-881)

Joseph Rendall, three, at the controls of a Royal Navy Wasp helicopter H.A.S. Mark 1.'' ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (151000-881)

Lt Ben Challens gewts soaked. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (151000-913)

Lt Ben Challens gewts soaked. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (151000-913)

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