Some reference for builders of the imminent Airfix Type 45 Destroyer HMS Daring kit in 1:350 scale.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Navy, with the support of BAE Systems hosted a weekend of free events in early May 2012 to commemorate the Naval and local contribution to the Falkland Island conflict 30 years ago, with displays and the opportunity to visit HMS Dragon and HMS York.
Type 45 destroyer, HMS Dragon and Type 42 destroyer HMS York were open to visitors from 10-4 both days of the weekend. HMS Dragon is the fourth of the Navy’s six £1bn Type 45 destroyers. HMS York is Britain’s youngest Type 42 destroyer – and also the fastest (over 34 knots to be precise – just short of 40mph).
Son no.2 who lives in Portsmouth visited HMS Dragon and HMS York (Type 42 destroyer ) and took a few photos. Click on the images for a 'full-size' view..