HMS Sultan

Defence written question – answered on 16th June 2014.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he or officials in his Department have had with counterparts in the Royal Canadian navy or the US navy on personnel of those navies undertaking conversion training at HMS Sultan to fill current vacancies in suitably qualified and experienced personnel positions.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There have been no such discussions with the Royal Canadian navy or the United States navy. However, we work closely with many nations and provide opportunities for their personnel to serve with the Royal Navy through a range of schemes, including exchange and liaison postings.

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