Last visit to city for HMS Severn
Posted on Tuesday 10th October 2017
HMS Severn, Newport’s affiliated naval vessel, will be visiting the city for the last time this week prior to being decommissioned at the end of the month.
The Ship will be berthed at Alexandra Docks and will celebrate its last visit to Newport by exercising the Ship’s Freedom of the City, parading through the city centre with bands playing, flags flying and bayonets fixed.
The parade will commence at noon on Saturday, 14 October, and will take the following route from Cambrian Road, turning left onto Bridge Street then left onto High Street to the D-Day Memorial where a short service will take place.
The parade will then travel down High Street, cross Stow Hill and continue down Commercial Street to its junction with Charles Street and Llanarth Street.
The public are invited to line the route to show their support for the crew of HMS Severn who have been affiliated to the city since 2003.
Councillor Debbie Wilcox, leader of Newport City Council, said HMS Severn’s captain and crew had ensured a long and successful relationship between the city and the Royal Navy.
“We are sad HMS Severn which has patrolled the shores of the UK for many years is now being decommissioned.
“We have enjoyed a good strong friendship with the Ship and its crew and enjoyed its hospitality in the past. We wish the crew well in their future,” said Cllr Wilcox.