HRFCA attends launch of new HMS Montrose display 

March 4, 2024
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A display of naval memorabilia at Montrose Museum.

Highland RFCA was delighted to attend a special event at Montrose Museum.

The 9 February celebration marked the official launch of the museum’s new HMS Montrose display, showcasing the ship’s bell, nameboard and kickplate.

These items were loaned to the museum following the Type 23 frigate’s final visit to Montrose in March 2023. The vessel was decommissioned in Portsmouth on 17 April 2023.

Guests at a Montrose Museum ceremony.
Brigadier Muddiman (right) and guests at the ceremony.

Guests at the museum included Naval Regional Commander Scotland & Northern Ireland, Brigadier Andy Muddiman ADC; and Graeme Dey, MSP for Angus South and Minister for Veterans and the Minister for Higher and Further Education.

A brass bell from HMS Montrose.
The ship’s bell from HMS Montrose.
A display at Montrose Museum.
A kickplate and other items from the ship.

The new display provides a great opportunity for members of the public to see the items on show and learn more about the history of HMS Montrose in her namesake town.

Montrose Museum is run by the charity ANGUSalive, the sport and leisure trust for Angus.

Watch a short video of the event.

Model of HMS Montrose.
A model of HMS Montrose, a Type 23 frigate.