PRINCE HARRY, COMMODORE-IN-CHIEF, SMALL SHIPS AND DIVING, WILL VISIT FLEET DIVING SQUADRON AND HMS VICTORY, PORTSMOUTH
During the visit Prince Harry meet members of the Fleet Diving Squadron, including the Portsmouth-based Royal Navy bomb disposal unit, at its base at Horsea Island, and see the Squadron’s work in bomb disposal and diving on Wednesday the 31st October 2007.
Prince Harry was greeted on arrival by the Captain Peter Lambourn, Captain Mine Warfare and Patrol Vessels, Diving and Fishery Protection, and Commander Peter Greenwood, Commanding Officer Fleet Diving Squadron. He received a private briefing on the work of the Mine Warfare, Fishery Protection, Patrol, Survey and Fleet Diving Squadron. He then watch a practice test with a remote-controlled bomb disposal vehicle, and was shown how to operate the vehicle himself. Finally, Prince Harry participated in a practice dive in the diving training tank with Royal Navy divers.
In 2006 Her Majesty The Queen agreed with the First Sea Lord that strengthening the links between the Royal Navy and members of the Royal Family should be encouraged. As a result, Prince Harry became affiliated with Diving, Survey, Mine Warfare, Fishery Protection and Patrol Vessels through the position of Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving.
Keywords:Royal Navy, 31-10-07, FX07_0471, Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving., Horsea Island, Navy bomb disposal unit, Fleet Diving Squadron, Prince Harry, LA(Phot) Emz Tucker, FRPU(E)