Hundreds watch USS Theodore Roosevelt leave Portsmouth

USS Theodore Roosevelt sails off. Picture:' 'Mark Rutley
USS Theodore Roosevelt sails off. Picture:' 'Mark Rutley
The Massed Bands of the Royal Marines will perform their world-renowned Beating Retreat on London's iconic Horse Guards Parade on May 30 and 31     Picture : Habibur Rahman

Horse Guards Parade ceremony is ‘a real privilege’ say forces personnel

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AFTER five days of the best hospitality Portsmouth can offer, thousands of American sailors have set sail.

The destroyer USS Winston S Churchill and giant aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt left the city yesterday after their visit to the area.

Hundreds turned out to watch the carrier pass Southsea seafront at around 1pm yesterday. One of those who turned out to watch the ship depart was James Brooks, 26, of Victoria Road North in Southsea.

‘I missed her coming in and so definitely wanted to see her depart,’ he said. ‘It was quite a sight when she came round the corner from Stoke’s Bay.

‘I hope more carriers like her come to visit. It’s a nice quirk of living in Portsmouth.’