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HMS Collingwood sailors march through Fareham

13 September 2016
Sailors from HMS Collingwood marched through Fareham Town Centre yesterday to celebrate the town’s 50th anniversary of the twinning with the French town of Vannes.

The event saw the Collingwood sailors exercise their Freedom of the Borough, an honour first bestowed upon the establishment in 1974, with ‘bayonets fixed and flags flying’, led by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood.

Councillor Connie Hockley, the Mayor of Fareham, took the general salute in West Street before an arms drill display and speeches.

Collingwood is very proud of our links to the Borough of Fareham and it is a privilege to exercise our right to parade

Captain Andy Jordan, Commanding Officer of HMS Collingwood

She said, “I’m delighted to welcome our Vannes visitors to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our town’s twinning. A very special thank you to HMS Collingwood for making the special event possible.”

Commanding Officer of HMS Collingwood, Captain Andy Jordan said, “Collingwood is very proud of our links to the Borough of Fareham and it is a privilege to exercise our right to parade today.

Not only does the parade reinforce our place in the local community but it is also a very public display of the qualities of pride, discipline, teamwork and loyalty that are fundamental to naval ethos.”

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