I spent four hours visiting the many areas of interest and marvelled at the strength, durability and sprightliness of the Octo and Nonogenarian ex-servicemen who paraded smartly and proudly, chatted animatedly with current service personnel and happily posed for photos with all who asked.
Panasonic Lumix G1 with 14-45mm and 45-175mm lenses.
|Three Proud Veterans|
|Standard Bearers and a Canadian Navy Commander|
|BBC Interviewer Elaine Dunkley Speaking to Royal Navy Commander Nick Chatwin, Project Officer for the Commemoration events.|
|Old Merchant Seaman With a Sense Of Humour!!|
|Sea Cadets Displaying By the Liver Building|
|Chinook Helicopter on Display|
|Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Flypast|
|Polish Eagle Meets Liver Bird.|
The White Eagle atop the Polish Standard has been the symbol of Poland since at least 1295.
The earliest known use of a bird to represent the then-town of Liverpool was on its corporate seal, dating from the 1350s.
|Royal Canadian Navy Frigate Iroquois.|
Today’s HMCS Iroquois is the second ship to bear the name. The flagship of Canadian Fleet Atlantic, Iroquois was commissioned on July 29, 1972.
|Royal Navy Minehunter HMS Pembroke.|
Nine Royal Navy ships have had this name since 1665 and the name has also been used for Shore Training Bases.
My Great Grandfather was based at Chatham Docks on HMS Pembroke pre-WW1.
|Naval Ops Display On the Mersey|
|Sea King Salute Flypast|
|Polish Naval Officers On Parade|
|Standard Bearers March Past|
|Chinese Dragon Dancers join the festivities!|