HMS Lancaster sailors receive Freedom of the City scroll

HMS Lancaster sailors during their static parade in Lancaster today.
HMS Lancaster sailors during their static parade in Lancaster today.

Sailors from HMS Lancaster were in the city today, Friday, as part of a four-day stopover before heading to the Caribbean.

The ship sailed into Liverpool on Thursday. It is primarily in the region for affiliation duties with Lancaster.

Eric Ollerenshaw MP was in Lancaster today to see the crew of HMS Lancaster receive the re-dedication of the freedom scroll.

Eric Ollerenshaw MP was in Lancaster today to see the crew of HMS Lancaster receive the re-dedication of the freedom scroll.

And the highlight of the visit was a ceremony today at which the Freedom Scroll was re-dedicated to HMS Lancaster.

Commander Peter Laughton and 85 members of the ship’s company travelled to Lancaster for a static parade outside the town hall, at which formal re-dedication of the Freedom of the City Scroll took place.

The ship’s company was inspected by Lancaster mayor Susie Charles at 11am.

Formal re-dedication of the Freedom of the City Scroll by the mayor to the Commanding Officer of HMS Lancaster followed, with the ceremony accompanied by The Band of The King’s Division.

Lancaster MP Eric Ollerenshaw attended the event.

HMS Lancaster will also be open to visitors in Liverpool tomorrow, Saturday, between 11am and 4.30pm, with last entry at 4pm.

The ship will set sail at approximately noon on Sunday March 1.