RHS put on spectacular Festival of the Sea display
By Derek Davis
12th Jun 2022 | Local Features
Holbrook's Royal Hospital School pupils were on top form as they took part in the Festival Of the Sea.
Field gunners, bandsmen and a smartly turned out division of young sailors demonstrated discipline, team work and dedication in afternoon of nautical themed events.
The school's cohort was supported by Royal Marine Commandos with a ferocious unarmed combat display, with a 'don't try this at home warning. The Bootnecks also invited people to try their hang tough and chin up tests.
The Royal Navy's Raiders parachute display team were all on target after dropping from the sky, in perfect conditions.
Proceeding started and ended with Motley Crew entertaining the crowds with sea shanties with the stunning, historic RHS clock tower as the backdrop for their outdoor stage.
Scattered on the peripheral of the parade were stalls from Holbrook Coastguard, the RNLI, Felixstowe Sea Cadets, Ganges museum, TS Orwell, Tallships and arts and crafts owners.
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The Festival fun at the RHS continues today with the Royal Marines marching Band performing from 2pm.