100th Anniversary of the Finnish Navy, Turku 8-9 July 2018

Navy 28.6.2018 9.49 | Published in English on 5.7.2018 at 13.48
Press release
100th Anniversary of the Finnish Navy, Turku 8-9 July 2018

The Finnish Navy is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in Turku on the banks of the Aura River, by Forum Marinum 8-9 July 2018.

Navy vessels will moor on the banks of the river on Sunday 8 July. On the actual Anniversary of the Finnish Navy, 9 July, there will be a pass-in-review and the reviewing officers will be the Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Jarmo Lindberg and the Commander of the Finnish Navy, Vice Admiral Veijo Taipalus.

In honour of the anniversary there will also be visiting naval vessels from seven different countries. Both Finnish and foreign naval vessels will have Open Ship events, there will be a static display, a concert by the Navy Band and the popular Show Band of the Defence Forces’ Conscript Band, and an open lecture about the history of the Navy and the Navy today.

As the day sets in the evening of the Anniversary of the Navy, 9 July, the anchorage and the vessels will be illuminated.

Airspace Restrictions 8-10 July

The event area is a temporary military area of the Finnish Defence Forces. A temporary airspace restriction is in effect in the event area and its surroundings for unmanned aerial vehicles, such as RPAS and drones. The restrictions are in effect 8 July 2018 08.00 - 10 July 2018, 12.00. All unauthorised aerial operations in the area will be reported to the police.

You cannot bring packs, bags or cameras to the separately fenced areas. Also, photography is not allowed in those areas.

A 21-gun salute will be fired during the pass-in-review.

Visiting Foreign Vessels:

Sweden HMS Visby, Visby class corvette
Denmark HDMS Nymfen, Diana class patrol vessel
Latvia LVNS Talivaldis, Tripartite class minehunter
Lithuania LNS Skalvis, Hunt class mine counter-measure vessel
Estonia ENS Sakala, Sandown class minehunter
United Kingdom HMS Montrose, type 23 frigate
United Kingdom HMS Ramsey, Sandown class minehunter
Poland ORP Wodnik, Wodnik class training ship

All of the visiting foreign vessels are not necessarily participating in the Open Ship event. Some of the vessels will be moored at the base port of Turku instead of the Aura River.