A trio of Royal Navy warships will sail through the Thames Barrier starting this weekend, in support of 3 major international maritime events taking place in London from 9 to 13 September.
The first to arrive was Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland (pictured), early on today, 6 September. She will be based at the Royal Docks, near the ExCel Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Her sister frigate, HMS Northumberland will go alongside at West India Dock at around 5pm on Saturday, 7 September, before the Offshore Patrol Vessel HMS Tyne arrives at 11pm on Sunday night, 8 September, also at the Royal Docks.
The ship visits coincide with the Royal United Services Institute’s Future Maritime Operations conference which takes place at the ExCeL.