Naval chief says final farewell to Portsmouth

THE Second Sea Lord of the Royal Navy has said goodbye to the navy for the last time.

Monday, 26th March 2018, 5:29 pm
Updated Monday, 26th March 2018, 5:30 pm
Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock talking to AB (Seaman Specialist) Chris Mackins. Picture: LPhot Louise George

Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Sir Jonathan Woodcock left Portsmouth Naval Base for good earlier today, in what he has described as a ‘moving’ experience.

The navy’s ships were alongside the Second Sea Lord as pulled out of Portsmouth Harbour.

Tweeting about the experience, Sir Jonathan Woodcock said: ‘Very moving to say goodbye to the HQ and then to be waved off by the ships alongside in Portsmouth.

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‘I have been humbled by my experiences as Second Sea Lord and by our amazing people.’