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HMS St Albans joins Remembrance Day by Tower of London

PUBLISHED: 07:01 11 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:13 05 October 2010

HMS St Albans... on way to Pool of London

HMS St Albans... on way to Pool of London

THE Royal Navy’s 4900-tonne, Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans arrives this morning in the Pool of London opposite the Tower of London on Remembrance Day for the two world wars. She moors alongside HMS Belfast at 9am

By Mike Brooke

THE Royal Navy’s 4900-tonne Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans arrives this morning in the Pool of London opposite the Tower of London on Remembrance Day for the two world wars.

She moors alongside HMS Belfast at 9am for a five-day visit when her ship’s company takes shore leave to visit her namesake St Albans town to take part in its Lord Mayor’s Parade.

But first the crew pays homage to the fallen of two world wars with a two-minute silence at 11am, observed on board both St Albans and Belfast, while an RAF Hercules flies over the Thames dropping poppies in memory of those who fell.

Londoners get the chance to tour the upper decks of the warship on Friday and Saturday afternoons, access via HMS Belfast alongside.


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