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MVS ON THE RIVER

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MVS Londinium 1 at Greenwich with HMS Invincible
in the background.

Below - Londinium 1 at St Katherine's Dock

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The Stravos S Niarchos

MVS CITY OF LONDON UNIT

The City of London Unit operates its own vessel, Londinium 1, usually on the river Thames. The unit occasionally trains further afield on MVS Appleby, a regional training vessel.

The Unit meets every 2nd & 4th Monday each month.
Uniformed membership is open to all between 18 & 55 years old on entry.

STA VISIT

The new STA brig, the Stravos S Niarchos came to London on the 27th of September 2000, as part of its maiden voyage around Britain. The City of London unit on Londinium 1 escorted the STA brig up the Thames river until Tower Bridge.

As the Stravos went through the raised Tower Bridge, numerous young STA trainees manned the yards, all wearing bright red oilies. What a awe inspiring sight to see! There cant be many people who have done that!

The Stravos S Niarchos is the first of two new brigs built to replace the Topsail schooners, the Malcolm Miller and the Sir Winston Churchill The Stravos S Niarchos is specifically designed to offer up to 45 young people the challenge of a lifetime, but adults can also take part as well.

LORD MAYOR SHOW

Several members of the London unit took part in a MVS marching contingent at the Lord Mayors Show on the 11th of November 2000.

The MVS Standard was carried at the head of the squad, bringing some added colour on a grey and cold day. Marching in step was difficult at times as the squad was between a Scout band and a RN trailer of an aircraft carrier blaring military and classical music, what tune do you march to?

The small MVS squad marched along the route lined by thousands of spectators, many waving Union Jacks, cheering us on.

For MVS activities related to Thames Waterman Cutters -please see the Row.. Row.. page.