Barrow in Furness sits at the heart of the UK’s scientific and technological community that keeps the Royal Navy on the leading edge of global submarine and nuclear technologies

Rear Admiral John Weale, Head of the UK Submarine Service

As well as participating in the parade, the Royal Marines band will be performing a public concert in the Forum Theatre at 3pm on the Saturday. 

Tickets are on sale and can be booked online via the Forum website at www.theforumbarrow.co.uk

Rear Admiral John Weale, Head of the UK Submarine Service, said: “Barrow in Furness sits at the heart of the UK’s scientific and technological community that keeps the Royal Navy on the leading edge of global submarine and nuclear technologies.

“The Borough and the Royal Navy have worked closely together for more than a century: from HMS Holland 4 and HMS A1 being laid down in 1902, through the Swiftsure and Trafalgar class boat builds of the 1970s and 80s, and now the town is building our seven 21st Century Astute class submarines – arguably the most capable attack submarine in the world.

“This strategic partnership between Barrow and ourselves will continue for decades to come. Having previously built the Vanguard class of submarine, we can anticipate decades of future work as the town readies itself to build the Successor class of submarine, which are due to come in to service in the early 2030s.”

Mayor of Barrow in Furness, Councillor Anita Husband, said: “We are delighted to welcome HMS Ramsey to Barrow in Furness, and we are particularly proud that the Submarine Service is parading in the town to celebrate their Freedom of the Borough.”

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