TS Royalist sails into Gosport for the final time

TS Royalist sailing back into Gosport
TS Royalist sailing back into Gosport
The new commanding officer of HMS Collingwood, Captain Rob Vitali. Picture: Keith Woodland/MoD

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AFTER 43 years of sailing the Sea Cadets’ flagship is set to be decommissioned.

TA Royalist arrived back in Gosport this morning.

Around 30,000 cadets have done offshore training on board the tall ship since she was commissioned in 1971.

A new flagship - set to be called TS Royalist - is due to be commissioned in Spain on December 13.