It’s a pleasure to be able to visit Leith particularly when the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is running.

Lieutenant Commander Ben Power RN

Lieutenant Commander Ben Power, Commanding Officer of HMS Mersey, said:  “It’s a pleasure to be able to visit Leith particularly when the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is running.

“It’s an important event as it gives the UK’s armed forces an opportunity to demonstrate our values, commitments and capabilities on a world-wide stage. 

“Hopefully, by hosting the visits over the next few days, we can show the vital work our Navy is involved with in protecting Britain’s coastline and home waters.”

The Royal Navy’s links with the Forth stretch back over one-hundred years.  The Rosyth Royal Dockyard was established on the Firth of Forth in 1909 and was a major maintenance and operating base throughout the two World Wars and the Cold War.

The site continues to refit the Royal Navy’s mine hunters and the new Queen Elizabeth-class Aircraft Carriers – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales – were assembled in its dry docks.

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