The event was generously funded by both the South East Reserve Forces Association and Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency Search and rescue helicopter paid a special tribute dropping by to salute the occasion on their morning flight from their Lee on Solent base.

Several members of the on-call Coastguard Duty Search and rescue team are veteran aircrew from the Armed Forces.

For those interested in finding out more about part-time careers in the Royal Naval Reserve there is an RNR LIVE event on Saturday 8 July 2017 at HMS King Alfred, Whale Island, Portsmouth.

To register to attend this informal Open Day contact: 03456 0032 22 or visit www.royalnavy.mod.uk/navyreserves

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