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City parade marks farewell for HMS York
8:30am Friday 14th September 2012 in News
HMS York will be opened to the public for one day only this weekend as it prepares for decommissioning.
The 52,000-tonne Type 42 Destroyer, has come to the end of her working life in the Navy, and will be decommissioned in Portsmouth later this month after 27 years in service.
HMS York docked at Hull yesterday and will remain in dock until Tuesday.
Members of the ship’s company are due to parade through York tomorrow. The parade will gather at Duncombe Place, near York Minster, at 11am, and will be welcomed and inspected by the Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman , before moving off along Blake Street, Davygate and on to Parliament Street.
It will then turn right into High Ousegate and right again along Spurriergate and Coney Street before turning across St Helen’s Square and returning to Duncombe Place by noon.
The parade will conclude with a fly-past made by the ship’s own Lynx helicopter from 815 Naval Air Squadron.
The ship will open to the public at Hull’s King George’s Dock on Sunday, from 10am to 4pm. Visitors will be able to explore the ship and speak to the men and women who have sailed with her.
To get to the ship, follow signs for P&O Terminal 1 and port staff will direct visitors to parking.