UK: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Royal Navy Host Weekend of Free Events

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Royal Navy Host Weekend of Free Events.jpg

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy, with the support of BAE Systems, are hosting a weekend of free events this Saturday and Sunday to commemorate the Naval and local contribution to the liberation of the South Atlantic islands 30 years ago.

There will be displays and the opportunity to visit the new – Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon – and the older Type 42 destroyer HMS York, younger sister of some of the vessels sent south to shield the task force from air attack (HMS Sheffield and Coventry were both sunk in that role).

Both vessels will be open to the public between 10am and 4pm.

The Band of HM Royal Marines, Collingwood will provide musical entertainment at 11am and 3pm each day in Starboard Arena of HMS Victory.

Living history displays will provide visitors with a balanced view of events 30 years ago and enable them to experience first-hand accounts of Portsmouth’s contribution to the conflict.

History groups Forces 80 and Combat Forces 89 will be in uniform (Naval and Argentinean), displaying infantry kit and numerous (deactivated) weapons and will set up a command post with documents, radios and Falklands’ maps.

Over the weekend, Nicci Pugh, Senior Nursing Officer for the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service (Naval Nursing Sister), who served on the hospital ship Uganda, will give talks at 1pm and 3.30pm on Saturday 5 and at 3.30pm on Sunday 6.

And Penny Legg, author of Under the Queen’s Colours – 60 Years of Service Memories will also be giving talks at 11.30am on Saturday 5th and at 11.30am and 1pm on Sunday 6th.

Please note: although admission to the event is free, if you wish to look around the historic dockyard attractions – Victory, Warrior, Mary Rose and RN Museums – charges apply.

For those who wish to delve deeper into the causes, course and consequences of the 1982 conflict, there’s a two-day conference at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth later this month.

Leading military academics from Britain and the USA will be speaking at The Falklands War: 30 years on, with Dr John Lehman, US Secretary of the Navy for six years in the Reagan administration giving the keynote address.

The conference, on May 19 and 20, will look at lessons, logistics, intelligence, the role of women, battlefield archaeology, memories, and the culture of the conflict and includes an evening reception aboard HMS Victory.

Naval Today Staff, May 02, 2012; Image: royalnavy

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< May 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

EURONAVAL 2016

Euronaval 2016 in Paris, is one of the leading international trade shows for maritime security, safety and naval defense…

read more >

7th Annual International Port Security Conference

The SMi Group announces the 7th annual International Port Security Conference. The event will be held in London on the 1st and 2nd of June 2016.

The conference aims to bring together key decision makers in the industry to discuss modern methods of port security and provide effective learning experiences for all delegates through the carefully selected expert speaker line up.

Interacting with delegates from across the globe and hearing from industry leading experts will ensure delegates are up-to-date with high priority information that enables you to best secure your seaports, civilians and means of trade.

Topics to be discussed include terrorism, cyber terrorism, emergency intervention procedures, optimising technology use in security checks and case studies featuring some of the largest ports across the world. Our diverse range of topics will allow delegates to learn best practices for port security and understand further how other ports are resolving core challenges.

More info

read more >

Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology 2016

Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are becoming an increasingly important resource for Navies and Coast Guards around the world. As shipbuilding technologies continue to advance the mission scope for a single OPV platform greatly increases. Policing missions such as Counter-Piracy and Counter-Terrorism operations can be supplemented now by survey and Mine Countermeasure operations simply by swapping equipment on board the ship. This is all done with a greatly reduced cost compared to mission-specific platforms or full scale warships which have greater maintenance and operations costs compared to flexible OPVs.

Therefore SMi is proud to announce that it will be launching its inaugural OPV Technology event which will focus on the new potential for OPVs within this proliferation in combat and combat support technology capabilities. The event will be held in London on the 8th-9th June to discuss how individual nations are working to enhance the capabilities of their coastal fleets as well as the prospect for future cooperation and interoperability.

Expert speaker line up for 2016 includes key decision makers from: US Africa Command, UK Border Force, French Navy, NATO, Italian Navy, Royal Norwegian Navy, Finnish Border Guard, TNO, Damen Shipyards, C-SIGMA, IISS and many more.

 

Benefits of Attending:

  • Extremely focused on new technologies available to OPV using nations across Europe and beyond
  • Expert led panel discussions on international cooperation in operations and the future prospect for modular technologies
  • Briefings from leading Navy and Coast Guard officers from around the world
  • Learn about current and future national OPV platforms and how they enhance maritime security
  • Discover how to optimise business potential by working with these countries

 

For more information and to register, please visit www.offshorepatrol.co.uk/navaltoday

read more >

MAST Europe 2016

Long established as the only international conference and exhibition dedicated to senior-level technologists in maritime defence and security…

read more >