HMS Bulwark to visit London

Rob Powell Military 1 Comment

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THE FLAGSHIP of the British navy is to visit Greenwich at the end of this month.

HMS BULWARK is expected to arrive in the capital on May 29th and will moor at Greenwich.The visit by the 176-metre vessel, currently under the command of Captain Dean Bassett RN, will help mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines.

The Albion-class assault ship last visited London in March 2011 and last year, she took part in to the Response Force Task Group's Cougar 13 deployment.

There will be two open days during her stay to allow members of the public to look around the warship. The free open days will take place on May Saturday 31st and Sunday June 1st. Ticket-holders will be able to join hourly trips on to the ship, with the 9am slot on both days reserved for local residents.

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There will also be attractions and chances to meet Royal Marines in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich. After leaving Greenwich, BULWARK will head to Southsea for a capability demonstration before leading a naval flotilla to the coast of Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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Comments 1

  1. linzi

    This would of been a great opportunity to visit as a sea cadet group but considering the ship only being available for free tours for Just 2 days how can that be enough time to arrange and organise a visit… Also surely if it had been advertised widely across essex and along the Thames people could of made arrangements to go and see the ship come in and go out … I understand it cannot be arranged around the public but keeping the public informed of events like this on a wider scale rather then just seeibg it on the news and being only able to have 2 days to visit really doesnt seem good media… Have just seen that the ship will be leaving early hours on the 3 rd of june ….. How can this one off opportunity actually be that the kids are preparing for school so will are unable to wave this ship on…….. It seems to me now days everything happens at such shprt notice and is made to look like everybody has an oppprtunity but at the same time the opportunity is not granted to everyone who really could be interested ……. I am disappointed to have had to miss this great opportunity as i am sure many others with children feel the same…

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