British warship HMS Severn is visiting Dominica this weekend as part of her visits schedule in the Eastern Caribbean.
The UK-based River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel is currently based in the region, in order provide to reassurance, conduct Counter-Narcotics tasking whilst also being prepared to conduct Disaster Reconnaissance and Reporting following any natural disaster, for which she is fully prepared.
The ship’s company will have a full schedule in Dominica, including formal calls by the Commanding Officer, Lt Cdr Steve Banfield, on HE the President and the Commissioner of Police, visits on board by youth groups, community outreach work by the ship’s company and training sessions with the Marine Unit of the police force.
On Monday 20 April, the Commanding Officer will visit the Charlotte Pre-School to see the work done at the school by the crew and to meet the children, as well as other local dignitaries.
Principal of the school, Mrs Glenda Bertrand, will host the programme.
Parliamentary representative Joshua Francis and British Honorary Consul Mrs Tina Alexander will also take part.