Royal Navy Vessels on Their Way to St Helena

Two Royal Navy vessels, Type 23 Frigate HMS Lancaster and fuel tanker RFA Gold Rover, will visit the island of St Helena from Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 October 2015 – to take part in the bicentennial anniversary of Napoleon’s arrival to the Island.

Events planned include a call on the Governor by the Captains of both ships, a visit to the Hospital, various sporting activities and tree planting with the Millennium Forest Community Project.

HMS Lancaster will host various activities on board including an invited evening reception and a capability demonstration. Crew members from both ships will participate in bicentennial anniversary activities, including attendance at a reception at Longwood House and at the Briars Pavilion.

HMS Lancaster carries the new Wildcat helicopter which will conduct various flying operations over St Helena Airport and Napoleonic sites. The Royal Navy will also engage in exercises with the St Helena Sea Rescue Service.

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