HMS Daring Video and Pictures

By on 11/09/2009 in News, Video News

Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Michael Wilkes bestowed the freedom of the city on the crew of HMS Daring, a Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer affiliated to the city.

Accompanied by the marching band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, Plymouth, over 100 crew members paraded through the streets of Birmingham.

A large crowd, including family, friends and civic dignitaries, lined the route of the parade and the Lord Mayor, said: “This was a tremendous occasion for the City and for everyone taking part and I encouraged citizens from across Birmingham to support for our brave servicemen and women and that's exactly what they did.”

Captain Paddy McAlpine added: “This is something these sailors will remember for the rest of their naval careers. When Daring is deployed on operations she will not only carry the name of our sovereign and our country but she will also represent Birmingham around the globe.”

Images are available to download from flickr via the link below.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/birminghamnewsroom/sets/72157622212135093/

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