Thursday, January 21, 2016

Royal Name for Carrier Jetty

Royal Navy
January 18, 2016 - Plans to rename the jetty which will be home to the first of the Navy’s two new aircrafts carrier have received the royal seal of approval.
Buckingham Palace has agreed Princess Royal Jetty as the new name for the berth at Portsmouth Naval Base which will accommodate the 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth.
The jetty, currently known as Middle Slip Jetty, is being strengthened and upgraded to support the carrier which is due to arrive in Portsmouth in early 2017.
Naval Base Commander, Commodore Jeremy Rigby, said: “We are delighted that Her Majesty The Queen has agreed to the Royal Navy’s request to rename the jetty.
"The Princess Royal, as Commodore-in-Chief for Portsmouth, is a frequent visitor to the base and takes a keen interest in all of our activities here.

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