First sea lord visits RNRMC - funded refurbished apartments available to naval families

19 October 2018

The First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sir Philip Jones visited the China Fleet Country Club recently and officially opened the Club's 41 refurbished cottages and apartments.

Admiral Jones was impressed with the high-standard facilities which are now available to all serving and ex-serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families and congratulated all involved in the project.

Admiral Jones

The ambitious £1.1m project was supported by the RNRMC to the tune of £195k over 3 years.  Admiral Jones and Commodore Chris Steel, RNRMC Ambassador, attended the unveiling along with the China Fleet Trust Chairman Rear Admiral Mike Wood.

The China Fleet Trust is a registered Military Charity, who own the China Fleet Country Club in Saltash and provide Royal Navy & Royal Marines personnel and their families with leisure, golf, wedding, functions and accommodation services. In order to support their charitable activities, they also welcome civilian members, thereby supporting the charitable objective whilst embracing the military covenant.

All acknowledged the importance of service charities with shared beneficiary pools working together for the wider naval family and just how much can be achieved by successful collaboration.


The China Fleet Trust CEO, Alex Sharpe described how the project was managed over the quieter periods at the Club to minimise disruption on guests whilst avoiding adverse impact on availability.

Admiral Wood was able to reassure the Sea Lord that although the Trust has invested some £4m over the last 5 years in upgrading all areas of the Club it was determined to keep facilities affordable and accessible for beneficiaries.


The 1-bed self-catering apartments which sleep 2 adults and 2 children at a fixed year-round and heavily discounted rate of only £80 per night which includes the use of the Clubs extensive health and leisure facilities including the refurbished Aqua Spa & swimming pool.  

Royal Navy and Royal Marine Offering at China Fleet

All serving, non-commissioned Royal Navy, Royal Marines and reservists and their immediate family are automatic members of the club and can use it on a pay as you play basis. Or can join with no joining fees and subsided monthly membership subscription. They also receive:

  • 15% off all food & drink
  • Complimentary room hire on selected suites(functions & conferences)
  • 15% discount on Barn Spa beauty treatments, 10% off products
  • Ofsted registered Tiny Tots & Pre-school facility (subject to availability)
  • 10% off adult wedding packages

Ex serving and commissioned RN/RM are entitled to join with no joining fees and a subsided monthly membership subscription. If they join they also receive:

  • 10% off all food & drink
  • Reduced room hire rates on selected suites (functions & conferences)
  • 10% discount on Barn Spa beauty treatments & products

All information on our RN/RM benefits, membership and prices can be found here on our website: , this will hopefully explain all of our offerings in more details. If I can be of any more assistance or if you require any further information please do let me know.

For more information on how you could benefit from China Fleet Country Club's extensive offering of cottages and apartments phone 01752 848668