29 Jul '14, 1pm
Dream warship tour of HMS Dauntless for boy who loves the Royal Navy
Dream warship tour for boy who loves the Royal Navy 29/07/2014 A six-year-old Derby boy was given an exclusive tour on board one of the Royal Navy’s newest warships, HMS Dauntless. Navy-mad James Kenworthy wrote to the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, to ask if he could attend the naming ceremony of the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth in Scotland. Unfortunately all the tickets for the event had gone, so Admiral Zambellas arranged for a personal tour of Type 45 destroyer HMS Dauntless in Portsmouth instead. James, a pupil at Silver Hill Primary School, Mickleover, was taken to every part of the ship including the hangar, bridge and flight deck. He also enjoyed a glass of squash in the wardroom with officers and climbed into the captain’s chair on the bridge.