Royal Navy fireworks scheduled for HMS Sultan this October semester

The Royal Navy has announced that HMS Sultan Bonfire and Fireworks Night is returning this October semester.

On Thursday, October 28, the Gosport skyline will light up with a vibrant display that organizers promise to be “an unforgettable night.”

HMS Sultan is home to the Defense School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) and the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS).

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Originally an RAF base, the site was taken over by the Royal Navy in 1945 and renamed HMS Sultan in 1956. This year it celebrates 65 years as a center of excellence for the Royal Navy Air and Marine Engineering.

The annual event, which had to be canceled last year due to Covid-19, draws thousands of visitors while raising valuable funds for service charities.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be plenty of family activities to participate in before the sparklers are lit.

The event promises to be a spectacle with fire eaters, a fun fair and a bonfire. In addition, there will be a wide choice of food and Sultan’s sailors will be selling glow sticks and pick & mixes to benefit charity.

The evening will end with a final fireworks display at 8 p.m.

Tickets are £ 14 for a family of four, £ 6 for an adult and £ 5 for children under 14. Children under five can attend for free.

Discounted tickets can be purchased now from HMS Sultan reservation site and are also available from a number of local vendors including the Tourist Information Center and the Tesco Hypermarket in Gosport.

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