Twenty vessels from the NATO fleet and 17 from Belgium today took part in a massive display to celebrate belgium's National Day.
GV Vessel "Zinnia"
STV King Baudouin in uniform onto zinnia and greeted by senior officers
GV French-built helicopter (Alouette) PAN TO British Wessex helicopter
GV Ostend harbour from sea
SV Baudouin on bridge
GV Naval ships at anchor
GV Destroyer 1030
GV Frigate F351
CU Baudouin looking at scene
GV PAN F 473
SV PAN A615, with sailors saluting
SCU Baudouin salutes
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Background: Twenty vessels from the NATO fleet and 17 from Belgium today took part in a massive display to celebrate belgium's National Day. The occasion also marked the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the modern Belgian Navy King Baudouin and Prince Albert reviewed the fleet from the deck of the flag ship "Zinnia".
The flag ship of the Belgian Navy the Zinnia was the reviewing stand today for a massive display of ships from NATO countries and the country's navy. King Baudouin accompanied by Price Albert took the salute. The occasion marked Belgium's National Day. ??? and also the foundation or the country's modern navy.
Twenty two vessels from NATO countries took part Among them were ships from West Germany, the United States, Britain, Denmark, France, Italy and Holland.
Belgium's National day is celebrated on July 21 and the Navy's foundation Day on the 20th. This year the celebrations were combined and with 29 vessels and aircraft from the various NATO countries taking part provided a memorable spectacle.