It's a real pleasure to be back at HMS Collingwood for the annual ceremonial divisions

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal

Captain Vitali said, “HMS Collingwood’s Annual Ceremonial Divisions is one of the rare occasions in the calendar when the entire Ship’s Company and professional courses gather in the unique environment of a Ceremonial Military Parade. 

"It is part of our Service culture and heritage for which we are known worldwide and it is a key demonstration of the pride we have in our country, our Service and, most importantly, ourselves. 

"It was our great privilege to welcome Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal to Collingwood this year as our Reviewing Officer.” 

Lieutenant Ewan Mackay was presented with the British Aerospace Sword by Her Royal Highness during the event. He said, “To win this award is special, but to have it presented to me by HRH The Princess Royal is overwhelmingly satisfying.”

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