Royal Navy sailors will line the streets for Jubilee events

NAVY HMS Diamond's rigid inflatable boats will take part in Jubilee flotilla
NAVY HMS Diamond's rigid inflatable boats will take part in Jubilee flotilla
HMS Duncan has returned to Portsmouth after spending three months in the Mediterranean Picture:  L/Phot Louise George

HMS Duncan returns to Portsmouth after three months away at sea

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SAILORS will take part in the celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

A number of Royal Navy vessels will accompany the Royal Barge on June 3 as it makes its way up the River Thames.

These will include two navy P2000 boats, two picket boats and two rigid inflatable boats from Portsmouth-based HMS Diamond.

Sailors will line the steps into St Paul’s Cathedral on June 5 for the Queen’s arrival and departure for the service of thanksgiving.

A processional route will be lined with more than 1,000 members and musicians from all three services.

This will include officers and other ranks from ships, submarines, the Fleet Air Arm and land establishments of the Royal Navy.

Chief of defence staff General Sir David Richards said: ‘I am delighted so many members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces have the opportunity to be part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.’