London News Roundup

By Stuart Black Last edited 48 months ago
London News Roundup

London’s affiliated warship HMS Westminster has sailed through the Thames Barrier and will today host guests to demonstrate her capability.

The Type-23 frigate will also open her gangway to the public on Saturday where people will be able to glimpse life on board a Royal Navy warship.

HMS Westminster’s Commanding Officer Captain Hugh Beard said: “HMS Westminster’s visit to London is an opportunity to reaffirm the very strong links that the ship has with its affiliates, many of who enjoyed a day at sea with the ship in late July. 

“It also provides the chance for members of the public to visit a warship, talk to the ship’s company and gain a better understanding of life in the Royal Navy and the opportunities that are available for a challenging and rewarding career.

Today Civic dignitaries and other guests will go on board for a capability demonstration followed by a ceremonial sunset and tomorrow evening a dinner will be hosted by the Household Cavalry for the CO and officers from HMS Westminster.
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HMS Westminster clears Thames Barrier on its way to Canary Wharf (see story below). Photo courtesy of Royal Navy.

Last Updated 24 September 2014