HMS Sutherland Replenishes at Sea (RAS) with RFA Wave Knight to take on fuel for her upcoming Operation off of the coast of Libya to support HMS Ocean with tasking.
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.