After four busy days of official engagements with the Home Fleet at Gibraltar, Lord Carrington, Britain's First Lord of the Admiralty, saw a ceremonial "steam past", Mar 25, of British and other NATO ships.
LV PAN..Lord Carrington & Governor General Sir Charles Keightley going aboard HMS "Apollo"
SV Name plate "APOLLO"
SV Commander-in-Chief and First Lord of Admiralty
GV Rock of Gibraltar
GV Commander-in-Chief, Governor and First Lord of Admiralty
GV Line of ships
SCU First Lord of Admiralty and C-in-C Home Fleet
GV Ships in line
CU Governor looks through glasses
GV Ship towards
LV PAN..French NATO ship passing
CU Commander-in-Chief waves
LV PAN..British ship passes
LV Another ship passes
SV Commander-in-Chief waves
LV Ships in line
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Background: After four busy days of official engagements with the Home Fleet at Gibraltar, Lord Carrington, Britain's First Lord of the Admiralty, saw a ceremonial "steam past", Mar 25, of British and other NATO ships.
On board the fast British minelayer "Apollo", Lord Carrington and Sir Charles Keightley, Governor and C-in-C of Gibraltar naval base, watched as Admiral Sir William Davis, C-in-C Home Fleet and NATO Chief of Eastern Atlantic, took the salute at the naval parade.
More than 10,000 men of the navies of Britain, France, Holland and Portugal sailed in 30 vessels from Gibraltar harbour, on their way for the tactical phase of NATO's annual spring sea-air exercise, Dawn Breeze.