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Royal Navy flash mob on the streets of Rome

2022-11-29T16:22:04.940Z

The orchestra played in front of the Colosseum and in Piazza di Spagna on the occasion of the presence of HMS Albion in Civitavecchia (ANSA)



Thirty elements in full uniform of the band of the

British Royal Navy

-

The Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines Scotland

- this morning 'improvised' pieces from a rich musical repertoire for the benefit of hundreds of citizens and tourists who crowded around some of the most symbolic and most visited in the city of Rome.

The first of the three flash mobs, organized by the British embassy in Italy, took place at 11 in the vicinity of the

Arch of Constantine in Piazza del Colosseo.

The unique scenario - reads a note from the embassy - was the setting for songs from

Army of the Nile, Invincible, Men of Music

and the two national anthems, Italian and British, in the presence of Ambassador Ed Llewellyn.

Subsequently,

The Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines Scotland

moved under the Spanish Steps

,

to

the Spanish Steps,

to the curiosity and surprise of the many present who followed the melodies of James Bond and Wake Me Up by this second musical moment.

Time to Say Goodbye

accompanied the last performance on

the Terrace of the Pincio,

with the evocative scenery of the

Gianicolo

, the

Dome of San Pietro and Monte Mario

, which concluded the performance of the musical group that recently also accompanied the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland.

The initiative drew attention to the presence, in recent days, of a ship from the British fleet in the waters of Lazio: the HMS Albion, currently docked in Civitavecchia.

The ship, engaged for months in an operation,

Operation Achillean,

which took her to numerous ports in the Mediterranean, aims to strengthen the collaboration and ties of the British navy with numerous international partners, including Italy.

The HMS Albion, which will set sail in the next few days from the port of Civitavecchia, has covered numerous nautical miles between

Spain, Libya, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, Malta, Tunisia and Algeria.

Ambassador

Ed Llewellyn

gave his personal welcome to the Royal Navy ship, of which he is honorary captain, and commented on the presence of HMS Albion on the Lazio coast as follows: "It was extremely touching to see a Royal Navy warship and of landing craft off the beach at Anzio, where the Allied landings took place in January 1944. I was proud to attend not only as British Ambassador, but also as Honorary Captain of the Royal Naval Reserve, alongside personnel from my sister ship, the HMS".

Source: ansa

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