HRH The Princess Royal will be visiting West Street, Fareham for a special Freedom March by HMS Collingwood through Fareham Town Centre tomorrow (Tuesday 20 March) starting at 10.30am. Whilst visiting Fareham, the Princess Royal will also officially open the newly upgraded West Street Play Area to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
As 'Freeman of the Borough', HMS Collingwood will be exercising their right to march through the town, with 'bayonets fixed and flags a flying'; led by the Royal Marines band based at HMS Collingwood.
The Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Trevor Cartwright MBE, said: "It will be a great honour to welcome The Princess Royal to Fareham on this occasion to mark The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I hope that many residents will visit the town centre to give her a big cheer when she arrives."
Commodore of HMS Collingwood, Mike Mansergh CBE Royal Navy, said: “It is a huge honour for HMS COLLINGWOOD to mark our special relationship with Fareham with bayonets fixed and flags flying, during such a special year in which we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the nation’s hosting of the Olympic games. The Armed Forces are particularly grateful for the upsurge in support brought about by the continued presence of our people on operations, including the very significant contribution made by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in Afghanistan, off Libya and elsewhere around the world."
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