Royal Navy to Host: Navy Days 2009 – Meet Your Navy

by OldSailor on September 1, 2009


The Royal Navy is preparing to host “Navy Days 2009 – Meet Your Navy” on September 05 and 06. The event is going to be held at Devonport Naval Base, Plymouth.

Some interesting features of the event are:

  • To be held for the first time in 3 years at the largest naval base in Western Europe, Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport.
  • To showcase the present and future capabilities of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
  • Public will be allowed to meet the men and women who serve on ships and submarines.
  • Show on water:
    • Public can visit a wide range of Royal Naval ships and submarines, including a Hunter-Killer nuclear submarine and the Falklands war veteran Courageous.
    • Helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, the largest ship in the fleet.
    • HMS Bulwark, the Fleet Amphibious Flagship.
    • The newest and most sophisticated warship HMS Daring, the first of the Type-45 Destroyers of the Royal Navy.
  • Show on land:
    • ‘Back from the Frontline’ Exhibition by the Royal Marines.
    • A wide range of vehicles and weapons including Jackal, Viking, the awesome LCAC Military Hovercraft, and the Grenade Machine Gun will be on display.
    • Royal Navy’s Parachute Display Team and the Royal Artillery’s motorbike display team, the Flying Gunners.
  • In addition there will be boarding demonstration, air display to recognise 100 years of naval aviation and performance by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.

View an interesting video clip: Navy Days 2009 Promo Video

Read more from the Royal Navy (above photograph is from the Royal Navy).

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