The Turners adopted the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers at its inception and it remains the predominant relationship with the Armed Services. The Turners’ Company Prize is awarded annually to the most outstanding Regular REME Battalion. There are also links with HMS Sultan, the home of the Defence School of Marine Engineering, and the RAF School of Technical Training at St Athan.
The Company’s association with the Armed Forces dates from February 1943 when the Court of Assistants presented the honorary freedom of the Company to Major-General Eric Rowcroft, Director of Mechanical Engineering in the newly formed Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).
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The Company has expanded its Service links to the Royal Navy School of Marine Engineering (RNSME) and the Royal Navy Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS) both located within HMS Sultan, in Gosport, Hants. The schools train personnel from the Navies of many foreign and Commonwealth countries.
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The Royal Air Force
No 4 SCHOOL OF TECHNICAL TRAINING (No 4SoTT) was the first unit to form at Royal Air Force St Athan back in September 1938 and has been in continuous use as a training school ever since.
The Company sponsors a prize for the best Engineering student. Find out more about MOD St Athan