Today (Saturday 8th November 2014) saw the 2014 Lord Mayor's Show take place in London. The Lord Mayor is Alan Colin Drake Yarrow and is the 687th Lord Mayor of London.
The Show is a very high profile event that the Royal Navy and Royal Navy Reserve have been involved in for many years. In the past after the swearing in at the Law Courts, the Lord Mayor was welcomed back into the City of London by London Division Royal Navy Reserve. The format has changed over the years as the Lord Mayor made his entrance into the City through HMS President after travelling down the Thames on board the barge, Gloriana, escorted by a flotilla of boats.
On arrival the Lord Mayor inspected the Guard and Band before partaking in a tot of rum. He then departed HMS President to witness the Lord Mayor's Procession.
The Lord Mayor's Show has marched (and floated and trotted, and occasionally fought) through 799 years of London history, surviving the black death and the blitz to arrive in the 21st century as what must be the oldest, grandest and best-loved civic pageant in the world.
LA(PHOT) Keith Morgan
HMS Sutherland Replenishes at Sea (RAS) with RFA Fort Victoria. Photo's were taking from HMS Sutherlands Lynx aircraft 'Sabre', which was piloted by LT Brett Gillies with flight observer LT Sally Lawrence-Archer in the left hand seat.
On the 19th November 2011, HMS Iron Duke was open to SOTV (Ships Open to Visitors). Members of the public were welcome to come on board the Frigate between 1000 and 1600 to tour the ship.
The Portsmouth based Type 23 Frigate HMS Iron Duke, visited her affiliated island of Jersey from the 17th-20th November 2011. The visit was an excellent opportunity to show the people of Jersey what a fantastic ship Iron Duke is and what a great organisation the Royal Navy is to work for.
Whilst alongside the ships company had a very busy 4 days. The events included visits from local schools and cadet forces, Capability Demonstration and Official Receptions, Football & Rugby matches, SOTV (Ships Open to Visitors).
HMS Iron Duke is currently away from her homeport of Portsmouth to carry out a SPEC 'N' (Specialist Navigator) Course. This will see HMS Iron Duke navigate around the British Isles with Port visits including Hull and Jersey, before returning to Portsmouth at the end of the month.