HMS EAGLET, the Royal Naval Reserve Unit situated in Brunswick Docks in Liverpool will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this month. A series of events known as ‘EAGLET 100’ will culminate on Reserves Day (RD18) in Liverpool city on Wednesday 27th June where ceremonial Divisions will take place.
Speaking of the EAGLET 100 celebrations; HMS EAGLET’s Commanding Officer Surgeon Commander O’Rourke said: “Having a connection with Liverpool is so important to HMS EAGLET. It is fitting because in 1918, HMS EAGLE (as the Mersey based reserve Unit was then called) gave up its name for the newly commissioned WW1 aircraft carrier HMS EAGLE. We were re-commissioned HMS EAGLET, which is 100 years old next month.”
Surgeon Commander O’Rourke added: “What is even more fitting is that the new Aircraft Carrier; HMS Prince of Wales (due to be commissioned in 2020) will be affiliated to the City of Liverpool.”
The ship, the biggest warship ever built for the Royal Navy-will make regular visits to the city throughout its operational life.
The ceremonial divisions will take place at Exchange Flags (by the Liverpool Town Hall) on Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 19.30. (7.30pm).