Summer show at HMS Sultan is a success

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Thousands of people packed HMS Sultan for its annual open weekend.
 The high winds did not deter the crowds who came to see the Royal Navy and some impressive motocross stunts.

One of the highlights was when the Gosport Tigers Motorcycle Display Team jumped the base’s top brass Captain Trevor Gulley.

A member of the Tigers display team jumping through the fire at the Sultan Show''''''Picture: Paul Jacobs  (131680-14)

A member of the Tigers display team jumping through the fire at the Sultan Show''''''Picture: Paul Jacobs (131680-14)

Capt Gulley said: ‘Over the weekend we have about 25,000 people come to the base. Over the past four years we have raised around £100,000.’

Simon Hunter, from Alverstoke, visited the show with his daughters Olivia, four, and Ellie, six. He said: ‘There’s a lot to do for all the family. It’s great.’

There were a range of activities including a penalty shoot-out, a giant game of Operation, and many more.

A funfair kept the teenagers happy, and there was a bouncy castle, face painting and balloons for the younger children. The event raises money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and around 20 local charities.