Sailors join in spectacle

Some of the 14 P2000 naval ships and three coastal forces heritage trust vessels that took part in exercises in the Solent this week

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HUNDREDS of sailors provided an additional spectacle to a traditional ceremony at the Tower of London.

Around 250 sailors from Royal Navy ships, including Portsmouth-based HMS Illustrious, took part in the ceremony of the Constables Dues in the capital.

Commanding officers of the ships marched to the tower and presented barrels of wine as part of the long-standing custom.

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