RNA Cardiff met up with the First Sea Lord Sir George Zambellas for drinks onboard HMS Enterprise who sailed into Cardiff for two days to support the City’s Armed Forces Day.
While Onboard the First Sea Lord helped launch the Wales at War (W@W) project funded by the Armed Forces Covenant, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Welsh Government Education Department and Led by the National Library of Wales. The project is designed to develop inclusive learning and heritage activities as part of the commemoration of the First World War in Wales.
W@W will create a major digital resource via a dedicated platform/app and aims to engage young people in historical research, compiling biographies of the fallen of the war as listed on their local community war memorials. Coming from Swansea the First Sea Lord was glad to be back in Wales and spun a few dit’s with Cardiff RNA and was keen to see the Red Dragon restored on the side of the Welsh warship HMS Dragon.
RNA Cardiff received excellent hospitality on HMS Enterprise on her two day visit to the city to support armed forces day.
Article by Andrew Clark, Chairman Cardiff RNA