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.
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?
You can't get enough photos of "O'Boats"
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)