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HRH Prince Edward presenting the Queens Colour to the RFA on board RFA Largs Bay at Portsmouth. Friday July 18th.
This is the first time a Queens Colour has been given to a non military organisation.

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Thanks for posting George. I understand it all went well on a very proud day for the RFA.

Shaun
 

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Well deserved. The RFA are always in the thick of it but hardly get a mention. A smart turnout.
 

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Greetings,

For Shaun, pity you couldn't make it it was a most spectacular day, our boys and girls did the service proud and I must confess to wishing I had brought a box of kleenex (exclam).

Aye

Pat Thompson

You can't get enough photos of "O'Boats" and our boys and girls showing just what they can do!
 

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Is that the current RFA Commodore with the beard on the left?
The gentleman behind him in civvies was certainly the previous one.
It is certainly nice to see the Red Ensign flying so proudly alongside the White Ensign on the signal tower.
Peter4447
 

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Commodore Bob Thornton retiring shortly.
I think you will find that the red ensign is flying on HMS Warrior.
 

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Great phote George..and it is nice to see the red ensign flying as we are all roots of the MN
 

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Greetings George,

Got my pedantic head on here. Is HMS Warrior HMS Warrior ie is she in commission, is she still a Royal Navy ship? In my pedantry (which I am sure I will get lots of inbound "brown envelopes") I wonder what her status actually is.

Not to say, of course, that she is not a maritime marvel, a mercantile monument or other alliterated automated automaton (you will gather I ran out of inspiration there). But is she an HMS?

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Pat Thompson

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Pat
I have Googled extensively and exhaustingly but every reference to her I can find
refers to "HMS Warrior".
But - she wears the red ensign which makes her a merchant ship.
I suspect she is called HMS Warrior in the same way that some foreign merchant ships are called HMS Something (there is one that is always in and out of Southampton but I can't recall her name)
 

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