HMS Dragon Flies The Flag For Geldards And Cardiff

24th April 2015

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The Cardiff office of Geldards has helped to strengthen the links between the Welsh capital and one of the Royal Navy’s most modern warships.

A Type 45 Destroyer, HMS Dragon, was commissioned in 2013 and is currently sailing home from the South Atlantic where, alongside its naval patrol duties, it has been flying the flag for its adopted city.

"We are very proud of our links with HMS Dragon, as well as the bond between the ship and the city"

Huw Williams, a Partner at Geldards, explained: “As befits her name, HMS “Dragon” has a close association with the City of Cardiff, and last year she was granted Freedom of the City.

“When she was first commissioned, Geldards was among a small group of businesses invited to become involved in supporting the ship’s connection with the capital city.

“To mark our involvement, we presented the ship with a set of Welsh slate table mats and coasters engraved with the ship’s crest and the Geldards logo.

“These have since been much admired by the ship’s company and will have been seen by many of the guests received on board during its current deployment that’s included visits to Chile, the Falklands, South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha and South Africa.”

As well as presenting the eye-catching tableware, Geldards has also provided kit for the ship’s netball team as well as sponsoring a 24 hour cycle ride on the upper deck in support of the ship’s adopted charities, Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and Myeloma UK.

Huw added: “We are very proud of our links with HMS Dragon, as well as the bond between the ship and the city, and we are looking forward to renewing them when it next visits Cardiff.”

Photo: HMS Dragon's Lynx helicopter fires infra red flares during an exercise over the Type 45 destroyer. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0.

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