Two British Navy warships have anchored in the Port of Soller's navy station for a 3 day stopover
Two British Navy warships have anchored in the Port of Soller's navy station for a 3 day stopover on route to their bases. The HMS Pembroke and HMS Middleton, both minesweepers, have been operating
from Bahrain to keep the Strait of Hormuz clear for shipping in the area.
Their journey to their home ports of Portsmouth and Faslane has also taken them to Malta where they took part in celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the convoys carrying vital goods to
that strategic island.
It's the first time any navy vessels have been to Soller – normally Palma has this honour – and it's no coincidence that the British Embassy Military Defence
Attaché in Madrid, Frederick Price, is actually a Soller man, having been born in nearby Biniaraix!
In the official ceremony to receive them and their 90 crewmen, the ships' Captains, Chris Allan and Steve Higham, said that it was an honour to stay in Soller, and how surprised they had been by
the landscape there.
Well, the Soller area is a beautiful place to spend some time, so why not follow the example of the navy and have a stopover there yourself sometime?