Staff and trainees from the Defence School of Marine Engineering, HMS Sultan, gathered recently for a coffee morning on behalf of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

Alongside the normal refreshments that you would expect to find at such an event, the engineers, based within Watt Hangar, had organised a raffle and set attendees the challenge of overcoming the Addict-A-Ball, a multi-level maze which requires concentration, a steady hand and a degree of good luck.


Photo: Captain Trevor Gulley, the Commanding Officer of HMS Sultan, tries his hand at the Addict-A-Ball

With Captain Trevor Gulley, the establishment’s Commanding Officer, and Hilary Jukes, Regional Fundraiser South East and Central, for the RNRMC in attendance, the total raised was a healthy £125.02.

Hilary said: “It’s great to see so many people coming out to support the RNRMC, and to see the effort that everyone has made in providing additional challenges to compliment the cakes and refreshments on offer. I think it must be every engineer’s dream to have the opportunity to demonstrate their own problem solving skills. Who knows what they may plan in the future, perhaps they might even do a build a cake challenge!”


Photo: Staff and trainees from the Defence School of Marine Engineering, HMS Sultan, gathered at a coffee morning on behalf of the RNRMC