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HMS Ramsey granted Manx civic honour

HMS Ramsey
HMS Ramsey was granted Freedom of Entry on Saturday

A ceremony marking Freedom of Entry to Ramsey for the crew of its Royal Navy namesake, has taken place.

Ramsey Commissioners granted the crew and vessel itself the historic honour in a special ceremony on Saturday.

The minesweeper's company marched from Market Square to the Town Hall, where their commanding officer was presented with an illuminated scroll.

Historically, the honour gave permission for a military unit to enter a city to recruit sailors or soldiers.

The act is now seen as recognition of the trust and friendship between local citizens and the ship's company.



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