HC Deb 09 March 1977 vol 927 cc598-600W

Engadine," "Lyness," "Tidespring," "Olwen," "Gold Rover," "Resource," "Sir Geraint," "Pearleaf". Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service ships planned for the review are the "Newton," "Roysterer" and "Goosander". While the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service will have no vessels moored in the review lines, it will have nine in attendance, acting as anchorage patrols and despatch boats. They are "Portisham," "Pagham," "Puttenham," "Tong-ham," "Thakeham," "Shipham," and three fleet tenders.

The list of visiting ships is as follows: (a) Ships from navies of members of the Commonwealth, NATO, CENTO and the EEC Royal Australian Navy HMAS "Melbourne". HMAS "Brisbane". Belgian Navy BNS "Westdiep". Royal Brunei Malay Regiment KDB "Pahlawan". Royal Canadian Navy HMCS "Huron". Royal Danish Navy HDMS "Moen". Federal German Navy FGS "Hamburg". French Navy FS "Tourville". Greek Navy HS "Lieutenant Troupakis". Indian Navy INS "Udaygiri". Imperial Iranian Navy IIS "Kaman". IIS "Zubin". Italian Navy IS "Ardito". Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS "Tromp". Royal New Zealand Navy HMNZS "Canterbury". Royal Norwegian Navy KMN "Narvik". Portuguese Navy PNS "Almirante Magalhaes Correa". Turkish Navy TNS "Berk". United States Navy USS "California". (b) British Mercantile Organisations Merchant Navy 6 ships including "T.T. British Respect" and "S.S. Opalia". Fishing Fleets Up to 6 vessels. Trinity House THV "Patricia". THV "Winston Churchill". Northern Lighthouse Board MV "Pharos". Commissioners of Irish Lights MV" Granuaile". HM Customs and Excise HMRC "Venturous". Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food FRV "Cirolana". Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland FPV "Norna". HM Coastguard MV "Miranda". Royal Corps of Transport HMAV "Audemer". Sail Training Association STS "Sir Winston Churchill". STS "Malcolm Miller". Sea Cadet Association TS "Royalist". Gordonstoun School Sea Spirit". R.N.L.I. RNLB "City of Bristol". RNLB "Joy and John Wade". RNLB "Charles Henry". Post Office CS "Iris". British Rail SS "Sarnia". Natural Environment Research Council RRS "Bransfield".

Mr. Viggers

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is now in a position to give further particulars of spectator facilities which will be available at the Jubilee Review of the Fleet at Gosport on 28th June 1977.

Mr. Robert C. Brown

In general, viewing arrangements for the public fall outside the responsibility of my Department. I understand, however, that the sea fronts at Southsea and Gosport will provide good viewing positions for the general public, and that a number of private ferry operators will be offering tours of the Fleet.

Two special shore enclosures at Brown-down Range and Fort Gilkicker are being made available for naval and dockyard personnel, ex-Service men, naval widows and ships' companies' families. A small proportion of the latter will also be able to attend on board ships of the Review Fleet.

Special anchorage areas have been set aside for yacht clubs and private yachtsmen and these have been published in the yachting Press.