Ribble Valley MP calls for Royal yacht to be reinstated

Ribble Valley MP calls for Royal yacht to be reinstated
 

0 Have your say Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has called for the recommissioning of the Royal Yacht, which was decommissioned in 1997 under Tony Blair.
The Royal Yacht Britannia first set sail in 1954 for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and was the 83rd such British Royal Yacht; a tradition dating back to Charles II in 1660. But since 1997, no Royal Yacht has been in service.
In nearly half a century of service, Britannia undertook 968 royal visits around the globe. In doing so, it played an integral role in forging Britain’s foreign and international trade policy.
Mr Evans signed a letter,... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 32
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