HMS Sultan is the home of Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering (RNSME) and the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS) whose primary function is to supply the Fleet with engineering Officers and Ratings of the highest quality.
Also housed at HMS Sultan is the Admiralty Interview Board, the instrument of Officer selection for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines; the Central Air and Admiralty Medical Board (CAAMB); the Naval Aircrew Advisory Board (NAAB) and NMA's Centurion Building. HMS Sultan also provides the RN's survival, ship husbandry and environmental training.
HMS SULTAN's Sports and Recreation Centre (SARC) has some of the best facilities in the area. These include two Astro turf pitches; two gymnasiums, nine tennis courts and six glass backed squash courts, as well as a totally refurbished combined CV and weight training suite. The base also has an Education & resettlement centre, library, Cyber Café, barber, NAAFI/Spar shop, snooker room & bowling alley, Post Office, tailors, Lloyds TSB bank, chaplaincy, nursery, wives' club, junior rates' 'Mex Bar' & the 'Sultan Club' for weekly discos. There is also the Senior Rates' and Warrant Officers' Mess and the Wardroom, these hold regular events and functions.
Gosport's peninsular location, with 17 miles (27km) of water frontage on Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, offers a maritime playground second to none with all the facilities to match. A wide choice of shops, places to eat, famous pubs, and sporting facilities add to Gosport’s appeal.
information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet: acknowledgements are due to MOD Website, RN website, HIVE website, &Wikipedia. The site is intended to be an impartial and useful source of information about the Forces Base and surrounding area for members of HM Armed Forces, their families and civilians working on the Base. There should be nothing of a sensitive nature as everything here is readily available on the internet. If you spot anything that is out of date or just plain wrong, please contact us.