Submariners visit city for meeting

Retired submariners from across the world converged on Portsmouth this week for the convention. Pictures: Royal Navy

Retired submariners from across the world converged on Portsmouth this week for the convention. Pictures: Royal Navy

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HUNDREDS of retired submariners from across the world converged on Portsmouth this week for a convention.

More than 250 sailors from 22 nations came to the city for the 52nd International Submariners’ Congress.

The four-day gathering included a service of remembrance at Southsea War Memorial.

The delegates visited Arundel Castle, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Portsmouth Football Club, and rounded off their stay in the city with a gala dinner at the Guildhall.

Among the submariners attending the memorial service at Southsea was Commander Andy Green, Portsmouth Naval Base Executive Officer.

He said: ‘It was a very moving ceremony and it was a pleasure to meet so many submariners from different nations.’

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