HMS Dauntless docks in region

Newcastle's affiliated warship, HMS Dauntless, has berthed in the region for a weekend of events

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"The general public doesn't get to see us that much - so we do take every opportunity we can"

The warship HMS Dauntless has berthed in North Shields where its crew will be involved in events taking place in the region over the next four days.

On Sunday, HMS Dauntless will host an open day for members of the public to get on board and to see the ship with their own eyes.

Commander Adrian Fryer spoke to ITV News about the importance of events like this weekend at showing the public the work that the crew does in their name.

Crew of HMS Dauntless "looking forward to welcoming local people" onboard

The crew of HMS Dauntless, the region's adopted warship, are "looking forward to welcoming local people" as they open their doors to the public on Sunday February 24th.

"This is a greatly anticipated visit to our affiliated city.

"We are lucky enough to enjoy a great level of interest and support from our affiliates in and around the North East and it is a real pleasure to be able to bring such an advanced warship ship home to interact with locals, our friends and affiliates in the area."

"I know that my ship's company is looking forward to welcoming local people on board during the ship open to visitors and they will be delighted to chat about their jobs on board, what the ship has been doing and what life is like in today's modern Royal Navy."

– Commander Adrian Fryer, commanding officer of HMS Dauntless

The commanding officer for HMS Dauntless also expressed how honoured the crew felt to have been invited to parade through the streets of Newcastle - also on Sunday February 24th.

For more details about where and when you can see the warship and the crew's parade, click here.

"And it is a true honour that we have been invited to parade through the streets of Newcastle.

"I hope that people will come out to line the route and greet their crew of their adopted warship."

– Commander Adrian Fryer, commanding officer of HMS Dauntless

HMS Dauntless: Where and when you can see it

The region's adopted warship - and the Royal Navy's most technologically advanced warship - HMS Dauntless has docked on Tyneside to visit the region this weekend.

The ship will be open to the public from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday February 24th - although people are being urged to head down early to avoid long queues.

The public are being given the chance to look around the warship - which measures 152 metres in length and weighs 7300 tonnes - where it is docked at the Northumbrian Quay in North Shields.

Newcastle's adopted warship has docked in North Shields for the weekend Credit: ITV News

If you cannot make it to visit the ship itself, the ship's crew are also taking part in the 'Ship's Company Review' - a parade where members of the crew will march along Ceremonial Way to Newcastle Civic Centre.

The parade is due to start at 11.30 am on Sunday February 24th.

Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band will accompany the ship's crew as they parade through the streets of Newcastle.


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