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HMS Kent visits London

HMS Kent visits London
HMS Kent will visit London this weekend on her way to take part in the Battle of Jutland centenary commemorations, in which she will play a central role.

This year marks 100 years since the Battle of Jutland, the greatest sea battle of the 20th Century.

HMS Kent will leave London for Rosyth, a major port and key ship building area of the First World War, where she will take part in events organised by the Scottish Government at South Queensferry. She will then sail for Scapa Flow where she will provide a gun salute.

Taking a Royal Navy warship to London is always a huge honour but particularly so in the year of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

Commander Daniel Thomas

Whilst HMS Kent is London she will conduct a Capability Demonstration for representatives of London’s emergency services, showing the Royal Navy’s ability to deliver defence diplomacy and disaster relief, through to high end warfighting.

The Commanding Officer, Commander Daniel Thomas Royal Navy said: "Taking a Royal Navy warship to London is always a huge honour but particularly so in the year of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday. 

"The voyage to London is also special for HMS Kent as the Thames borders our affiliated County and we look forward to welcoming dignitaries and friends onboard and demonstrating the Royal Navy’s ability to protect the UK and its citizens in times of need."

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