Glemsford, Rule The Waves (2)
Ongoing Hush-Hush Sea Trials Confirm Little Egypt's Entry into Naval History
Only the gentle calling of a pair of collared doves, the gentle burble of willow warblers, the ripple of gently-flowing water on pebbles and the bemused gaze of a mystified dog-walker bore witness to the first successful wetting of The Angel's Barge (4 August 1998).
Carried out in circumstances of utmost secrecy, the launch went without a hitch.
Your intrepid reporter risked life, limb and arthritic knees to obtain these first shots of this new challenge to international marine supremacy.
The following pages illustrate the whole event.
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