Celebrations as ship's crew gets Freedom of Exeter

The 200-strong crew of HMS Defender have been granted the Freedom of Exeter, and marched through the city on Saturday.

Celebrations as ship's crew gets Freedom of Exeter

The Mayor of Exeter inspects the ship's company. Credit: ITV News/Richard Lawrence

The 200-strong crew of HMS Defender have been granted the Freedom of Exeter, and are marching through the city for the first time today.

The honour celebrates the official affiliation between the city and the state-of-the-art Type 45 Destroyer.

HMS Defender on the River Clyde, Glasgow, where she was built. Credit: PA

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