Mother Nature seemed determined to disrupt the Navy’s long-planned commemoration of 75 years’ service, with weather and earthquakes making their impact felt. But in the end, while some events were affected, the people and ships of our international friends joined the fray to mark the occasion.
All but one of the Old Salts planned sailings on the William C Daldy went ahead. The Fleet departure sailing planned for Tuesday after the weekend was cancelled, given the late arrivals of some ships diverted to assist with the earthquake recovery and the staggered, or uncertain departures of others.
All in all, Operation Neptune and the ‘Old Salts’ events were a great success.