20 OCT 2010

HRH The Princess Royal

The Princess Royal visited Dartmouth for the official launch of the Grand Heritage voyage in memory of Operation Tiger. She was welcomed aboard the Fairmile by the Director of Greenway Ferries, Mr Will Ford, who set up his business five years ago with just one boat. The Fairmile is part of our heritage, being one of the last remaining Rescue Motor Launches (RML) still in service. Built in 1941, she saw active service during the war. During her visit, the Princess Royal heard about operation Tiger from local historian, John Risden before unveiling a plaque on the vessel. This was a great day to be in Dartmouth, especially following the news that the Royal Navy has no plans to close Britannia Royal Naval College. Immediately following the Strategic Defence Review I met with Liam Fox, the Secretary of State, who was able to confirm that Britannia is to stay open.

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