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14 septembre 2014 7 14 /09 /septembre /2014 11:20
Star-studded arrival for HMS Argyll in Baltimore


12 sept. 2014 Royal Navy
 

As Argyll entered the harbour sailing under Key Bridge there was an impressive 21 gun salute between the ship and Fort McHenry, honouring the work of Francis Scott Key who witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the Royal Navy in 1814.

Those events in 1814 have prompted the Star Spangled Spectacular – seven days of firework displays, concerts, air shows, tall ships and three dozen warships from the host nation plus its many friends and allies around the world with HMS Argyll representing the UK. #starspangled200

As well as the gun salute, the frigate was serenaded alongside by the 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipes and Drums – the oldest infantry battalion in the British Army – to the sound of cheers from crowd that had gathered to welcome the ship to their city.

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