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He was welcomed, with other guests, by the Ship's Company and its Commanding Officer, Surgeon Commander Richard Graham.
There was an immaculate turnout and parade of officers and ratings before the ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by Captain R Anderson RN.
Local manufacturers Rolls-Royce and L3 MAPPS supplied power and propulsion equipment for HMS PRINCE OF WALES and already have begun to reap benefits of the affiliation available to them and all other organisations and neighbourhoods in the greater Bristol area.
‘Our aim is to kit out the Bristol Suite before she leaves Rosyth dockyard for sea trials in mid-2019,’ explained Mrs Golding.
More than 100 business and community leaders were enthused by the prospects of the affiliation and were entertained by the sunset salute performed to high musical and professional standards by the Royal Marines Band.
This meeting was followed by a boat trip along the River Avon that pointed out important historical and other items of interest After lunch the High Commissioner visited the University of Bristol where an Indian street market preceded an opportunity to meet students and faculty.
At City Hall, the High Commissioner met members of British Physicians of Indian Origin and other imminent members of the Indian community resident in the City.
There followed a tour of the new facilities: classrooms, gym, ratings bar (the officers' ward room will be upgraded last of all) and the highlight, a highly polished Drill Deck.
One of the many original features still intact from the building's construction in 1941, it has been in use for the training of servicewomen and men ever since; drill will now become even more pleasurable.