23 May '12, 12pm

HMS Ocean returns to her affiliated city of Sunderland tomorrow (24 May) for a busy weekend of events

Berthing alongside at Corporation Quay, Port of Sunderland on Thursday, the ship will spend a very busy few days in the north east city. HMS Ocean has recently completed a pre-Olympics security exercise in London. During the games, she will return to the Thames, mooring at Greenwich, and will play a central role in the Armed Forces support to the police in ensuring the games are safe and secure for everyone to enjoy. In addition to being a platform for Royal Navy and Army Air Corps Lynx helicopters, the ship will also accommodate military personnel who are providing security for the equestrian events at Greenwich Park. This weekend’s activities kick off on Friday during the day, when around 100 young people will join the Royal Marines Commando Recruitment Team on board the ship. The day’s events will give everyone a small taste of life as part of the elite Royal Marines. P...

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