HRH The Duchess of Gloucester attended the 35th Rembrance Service in HMS DRAKE for the loss of 22 crew onboard the Type 21 Frigate HMS ARDENT.
Pictured here with members of the HMS Ardent Association the Duchess was thrilled to be part of such a special event and association.
*** A complete set of photographs from the weekend can be viewed on Flickr ***
Updated 31 May 2017
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester arrives at HMS DRAKE for the 35th reunion of the HMS Ardent Association greeted by Admiral Lord West
HRH talks to Louie Draycott, Grandson of Pete and Theresa, Great-nephew to Richie, who play the Last Post at the Service of Remembrance
Admiral Lord West and HRH The Duchess of Gloucester cut the 35th Remembrance cake
A packed church for the 35th service of remembrance in St Nicholas chapel
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester at the HMS Ardent Association Remembrance Service
Admiral Lord West with Lady West and Vice Admiral Sir Richard Jeffrey and Wife at the 35th annual service of Remembrance
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester with Admiral Lord and Lady West after the Remembrance Service in HMS DRAKE with cadets from T.S. Ardent.
Admiral Lord West talks about the 35th reunion
Len enjoys the Admirals speech
Admiral Lord West present a HMS Ardent Association Challenge Coin to a cadet from T.S Ardent
Members of the Association on the Sunday Boat Trip around Plymouth Harbor
Paul from the St Levans Inn receives a personalized HMS Ardent Association 35th Hip Flask