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National Flagship: Crew

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 41632, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to have the new Royal Yacht manned by the Royal Navy.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

17 September 2021

The National Flagship is not a direct replacement for HMY Britannia and therefore, will not be a Royal Yacht. The National Flagship will be crewed by the Royal Navy and is expected to be in service for around 30 years.