Navy News: "First Class Send-Off for HMS Nottingham"


Lantern Swinger
A friend of mine was at the De Commissioning Ceremony and says it was a very moving occasion attended by many former members of Notty's Ships Company and reps from all her affiliated units/schools/other services/civic organisations/Sea Cadets etc. It was extremely sad to see the White Ensign lowered for the last time as the Royal Marine Band played "sunset". Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Leach (CDS during Corporate), whose wife Lady Leach launched Notty 30 years ago and was the ships sponsor until she passed away, was there, aged 86! By all accounts a very good send off for a fine ship. Apparently DAUNTLESS was berthed next to Notty - out with the old -in with the new!
Passed-over_Loggie said:
So that’s just 5 ships left in the Fleet with a functioning area air defence capability.

Don't worry!

There will be 12, sorry 9, sorry 6 Type 45s along soon to replace the capability being lost.

I would add an emoticon at this point, but it is all too sad and short sighted.

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