Iconic cupola returned to Tilbury’s cruise terminal

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THE HISTORIC cupola from Tilbury’s cruise terminal has been returned to the top of the local landmark building. The ornate dome structure was taken down towards the end of 2013 as part of a £250,000 restoration project. The cupola has been in place since 1929 and its restoration is being funded by the Port of Tilbury. Jonathan Catton, Thurrock’s Heritage and …

HMS Montrose pictured passing Gravesend

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THE TYPE-23 frigate HMS MONTROSE left London on Tuesday after a five day visit came to an end. The Duke class frigate had been moored at West India Dock, arriving in London on the tide after HMS Bulwark and leaving on the tide after her departure. It was the first time that MONTROSE has been in to London in her …

HMS Montrose makes first visit to London

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THE TYPE-23 frigate HMS MONTROSE (F236) is at West India Dock for her first ever visit to London. The Duke-class vessel arrived at about 3am on Thursday morning. Although not open to the public on this visit, a number of engagements have been held on board involving youth groups, schools and the local community. A fundraising event on board in …

HMS Bulwark visits London

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HMS BULWARK L15 arrived in London yesterday lunchtime for a visit to help mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines. The flagship of the Royal Navy reached Greenwich at about 1pm at moored at Greenwich Shipping Tier. The Albion-class vessel will be open to the public this weekend, although tickets for this are all gone. She will be hosting …

Dunkirk Little Ships at Medway for Operation Dynamo anniversary

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MANY of the famous Dunkirk Little Ships attended a commemorative rally at Chatham Maritime on the Medway this weekend. The historic vessels helped save hundreds of thousands of troops from the beaches of Dunkirk during the second World War. Operation Dynamo started seventy-four years ago today and lasted until June 4th, 1940. Dozens of the heroic ships attended the Bank …

German frigate visits London

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A GERMAN frigate arrived in London this morning for a five day visit. The visit by the Bremen-class FGS NIEDERSACHSEN comes days after the visit by a German minesweeper squadron. The 130-metre vessel passed Gravesend shortly before 6am this morning (pictured above and below) and continued up river, passing under a raised Tower Bridge at 8am where she moored alongside …