Royal Navy sailors to marshal at TT races

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Around 40 crew members from Royal Navy ship HMS Ramsey will visit the island tomorrow (Saturday) to marshal the TT Superbike race.

The Royal Navy sailors will help marshal on the Mountain Course from the TT Grandstand to the bottom of Bray Hill, and also in other areas of the course on Monday and Tuesday.

The mine hunter ship will berth in Victoria Pier, Douglas, and crew members will spend a week in the island with the Ramsey Royal Navy Association.

On Sunday the Isle of Man Combined Cadet Force from King William’s College, along with members from the local Scout troop, will visit the ship and on Monday crew members will have the chance to be driven around the TT course in a convoy of supercars featuring Ferraris, McLarens and Porches.

The drivers will then be welcomed on board HMS Ramsey for a official reception and capability demonstration, which will coincide with the Red Arrows display.

In addition, a Captain’s lunch with VIP guests will take place on the day as well as a visit from the Isle of Man Sea Cadets unit, TS Manxman.

Lieutenant Commander Jim Blythe, commanding officer of the ship, said: ‘As I near the end of my time in command, I am immensely proud to be bringing HMS Ramsey alongside her spiritual home for such a superb occasion.

‘It promises to be an exciting and rewarding week for all members of my ship’s company and the perfect opportunity to cement our links with the island.’

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