The Royal Navy is more than about ships

Friday, 6th May

Platinum Jubilee logo

Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

• HM Forces will play a major part in Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Fleet reviews may be history but there should always be “sea room” for the Royal Navy at state events.

The Royal Air Force, which operates 75 per cent of British military aircraft, closes the Queen’s Birthday Parade with a fly-past.

It is surely right for Fleet Air Arm aircraft, with Army Air Corps colleagues, comprising a very front-line 25 per cent, to take part in fly-pasts, both along The Mall and at Armed Forces Day (Scarborough the national host this year).

The Fleet Air Arm and Royal Marines make it obvious that the Royal Navy is about more than ships and submarines.

REAR ADMIRAL
JEREMY LARKEN DSO
CAPTAIN MALCOLM FARROW
CAPTAIN COLIN HAMILTON
CAPTAIN GORDON WILSON
LIEUTENANT COLONEL
EWEN SOUTHBY-TAILYOUR
COMMANDER MICHAEL BATES
COMMANDER NIGEL CHILCOTT
LIEUTENANT COLONEL
IAN BERCHEM
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER (SCC) IVOR FEIST
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER LESTER MAY
MICHAEL SHUTTLEWORTH
(Royal Marines/Fleet Air Arm pilot)

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