TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Fri­day De­cem­ber 10, 1993

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

Prince An­drew at the helm

His Royal High­ness, Prince An­drew, Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer of HMS Cottes­more min­gled with fel­low of­fi­cers and guests at a pri­vate cock­tail party on board his ves­sel in Camp­bel­town Har­bour, last Thurs­day evening. The cock­tail party, hosted by the Com­man­der of the 1st Mine Coun­ter­mea­sures Squadron, was held at the close of a week’s naval ma­noeu­vres off Kin­tyre. The Duke of York, who is ranked Lieu­tenant Com­man­der, com­mands the 60-me­tre Hunt­class mine coun­ter­mea­sure ves­sel. He was sail­ing in com­pany with his sis­ter ship HMS Cat­ti­s­tock. Among those in­vited were civic of­fi­cials, dis­trict coun­cil­lors and lo­cal peo­ple repre- sent­ing the farm­ing, fish­ing and busi­ness com­mu­ni­ties. Guests in­cluded the new Lord Lieu­tenant of Ar­gyll and Bute, Col. Archie Fletcher of Du­nans, Glen­daruel, chair­main of Ar­gyll and Bute Dis­trict Coun­cil, Coun­cil­lor Ge­orge McMil­lan, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Ar­gyll and Bute Dis­trict Coun­cil, Mr Michael Gos­sip, Com­man­der Joseph Sch­warzel, Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer of the US Naval Spe­cial War­fare Unit Two, Machri­han­ish, Col. Hec­tor MacNeal of Los­sit, Camp­bel­town Har­bour Mas­ter, Mr Wil­lie Mac­don­ald, and the Sec­re­tary of Clyde Fish­er­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion, Mr Patrick Ste­wart.

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