Navy Days 2006


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And once more the new year has started, so it welcomes another annual event in the RN schedule!

HAILED as the biggest public event in the Senior Service’s 2006 calendar, Navy Days will be hosted in Plymouth from August 26-28.

Naval base bosses selected HMS Grafton at the London Boat Show to unveil their plans for the bi-annual show which gives the public the rare opportunity to climb aboard Senior Service warships and see how the sailors, submariners and Royal Marines of today live and work.

This year around 17 Royal Navy surface ships and two nuclear-powered submarines are due to open their ‘doors’ to the public.

There will also be a spectacular river display from the Royal Marines; the commandos’ dynamic displays have become a firm favourite of Navy Days.

This year visitors will be able to see some of the work carried out by anti-terror and drug patrols, complete with explosions, and Royal Marines fast roping out of helicopters.

The Royal Navy of the future will also be very much in the spotlight over the three days.

Demonstrators of the new Type 45 destroyer, successor to the Sea Harrier – the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter – will be on display together with the Astute-class nuclear submarine.

British warships are not the only vessels that will be on display. A number of foreign warships, merchant ships and tall ships will be alongside for people to visit. German frigate FGS Hessen has already confirmed her attendance before she undertakes training with Flag Officer Sea Training, based in Devonport.

The last Navy Days, held over the August bank holiday weekend of 2004, attracted more than 45,000 people.

Navy Days Officer Captain David Larmour said: “The Navy Days team are working hard to ensure that the 2006 event is really first-class.

“We have an exciting range of ships and aircraft dedicated to the event already, and the river and arena displays will be dynamic and dramatic.

“As well as demonstrating our current capability, Navy Days 2006 will be forward looking and the future navy is a key theme. In all it will provide a really entertaining and informative spectacle with wide appeal.â€
Full article can be found here
I take it that those 17 ships include HMS Victory, HMS Warrior (both towed down specially) some of the models in the National Maritime Museum and a Midget sub?

I hadn't realised that modern sailors needed doors rather than the old hatches. Does this mean that modern sea boots are made from composite materials by Nike and are comfy to wear? Whatever next: a self-ironing uniform: now that really would be a great development! :D


Let's not forget Yeovilton Air Day:

Yeovilton Air Day 2006 Naval Aviation can truly be described as 'Flying with a Difference', as we aim to demonstrate during Air Day 2006.

Since its origins in 1914 with the Royal Naval Air Service, later to be renamed the Fleet Air Arm, Naval Aviation has rightly been the province of the Royal Navy. Over the intervening period of 92 years, this winning combination of naval aviators flying from RN ships has revolutionised maritime and aerial warfare in every theatre of operation (be it sand, sea, jungle or snow), through their unique ability to deliver effective and precise military force from the sea.

Yeovilton based Commando Sea King and Lynx helicopters and Maritime Lynx Squadrons will feature in the extensive flying and static display along with visiting military and civilian aircraft, historic and modern from around the world.


The Festival of the Sea was a great few days in Pompey.... we manned medical displays on one of the RFAs... had a jolly good time - at least it's an excellent way to meet new and more exciting people (rather than the NFGs... Normal for Gosport) that you see out and about in the G&D and Emmas....certainly a good networking opportunity. Bring Navy Days to Portsmouth I say!!! Oh yes, and the pilots can visit any time?!!!!
Chatham Navy Days.

There were some pretty knowing women there. It was a fight to be a guide at the bottom of a set of ladders, for reasons I'm sure you're aware of.

The "Laydees" were also aware. The Chatham ones always made sure they put a show on, wearing their best G strings and ironmongery.

Much better than Pompey and that other place.
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