Today 16-MAR-12 Rear Admiral D G Steel CBE, Naval Secretary and Chief of Staff (Personnel) was the Guest of Honor at HMS SULTAN's Ceremonial Divisions.

Discovery of Training Shells Forces Road Closure in Gosport

Road closures caused disruption in Gosport after the discovery of suspected Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) on the aptly-named Military Road.  Police officers put in place a security cordon prior to an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attending.

The EOD team confirmed that the suspected UXO were empty World War Two-era shells, which had been discovered at HMS Sultan, a shore training establishment for the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering (RNSME).  The empty shells – suspected to have been used in training exercises – were removed and the cordon lifted.