The Biennial Parade will be held at Whitehall on Sunday 10 September 2017. The Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Jonathon Woodcock OBE has confirmed as the Guest of Honour and the VIP party will include Mrs Flick Drummond, Captain Peter Towell Commanding Officer HMS Sultan and Mrs Gillian Molyneux and her daughter Bethany, Mrs Molyneux is the widow of Lt Cdr Ian Molyneux GM who was killed whilst serving in HMS Astute. CPO(MA) Kate Nesbitt MC and Matthew Tomlinson CGM MC (Former WO1 RM).
It is envisaged that that over 500 personnel both Veterans and Serving will be on parade. As well as representatives from the many naval associations, including from Belgium and the Republic of Ireland. Trainees from HMS Sultan and HMS Collingwood will parade, as will members of the Sea Cadet Corps. Music will be provided by the Portsmouth Volunteer Band Association (80 musicians strong!).
Images by Shipmate Lt Cdr Nigel Huxtable from the Parade may been seen in the Gallery