Friday, 29 November 2013

HMS Defender Arrives in Glasgow

The Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer - 'HMS Defender' - returned to the river and city of her birth today as part of a weekend visit to her adopted city.

She will open to the public from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, and will also play host to organised tours for students from a number of Glasgow schools - as well as groups of Sea Cadets and university students.

Crew members are honoured to be hosted by the Lord Provost at a special reception in the City Chambers.

Passing Below the Erskine Bridge

 Passing Braehead

 Escort MOD Police Boat ' Condor' with Photographer

Commander Philip Nash

On the Bridge

Commander Philip Nash

On Deck

Commander Philip Nash Surveys Glasgow from the Bridge


Gun Turret

Royal Marine on Duty

Safely Berthed at King George V Dock

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