• Petitioned David Cameron MP

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
David Cameron MP

Restore the Royal Yacht Britannia to Her Majesty the Queen.

    1. Petition by

      Michael Thomas

      Maidenhead, United Kingdom

TO: Her Majesty the Queen's loyal subjects, the people and electorate of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

Following the Labour party’s victory on 1 May 1997 it was suddenly and unexpectedly announced that the Royal Yacht Britannia would be retired and NO replacement would be built. A VICIOUS, POINTLESS, UNDEMOCRATIC AND UNNECESSARY POLITICAL ACT.

Her Majesty the Queen was reported to have wept at the decommissioning ceremony, which she attended along with most of the senior members of the Royal Family.

The Royal Yacht Britannia, during her career, conveyed the Queen, other members of the Royal Family, and various dignitaries on 696 foreign visits and 272 visits in British waters. In this time Britannia steamed over 1 MILLION miles and helped enormously to maintain Britain’s standing on the world stage, in terms of both status and commercial benefits.

When decommissioning and cancelling the replacement of Britannia, the Labour government opined that the expenditure (which was minute in relation to the overall defence spending) could not be justified given the other pressures on the defence budget (from which it would be funded and maintained).

Please support this petition to give our Queen a very special present on her Diamond Jubilee, return of her much loved Britannia.

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    • John Ward HOBART, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      We British have sold out our Navy and can no longer project power at sea.

      We could still, however, project/promote goodwill, friendship and diplomacy with a suitable Royal Yacht along the lines of Britannia. Her removal from the fleet was an act of political jealousy and sheer nastiness. HRH is a display of Britain at its best, and a symbol of proud heritage, rather than the political riff-raff running the show at present.

      God Bless the Queen.

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    • John Humphrey HARRISBURG, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      The Queen has been a global figure for the past 60 years and has been the one constant in a sea of change. No one on this planet has worked harder to foster a sense of goodwill and unity than she has. It was deplorable to have taken the Britannia away from her in such a manner. Either have the Commonwealth Ship built or have the Britannia brought back into service. Thank you!

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    • Damein Noble CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a loyal subject of Her Majesty and believe it was wrong to decommission the Royal Yacht Britannia. Britannia isn't doing nearly as much good parked up in Scotland as a Museum! God Save the Queen, God Defend New Zealand!

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    • Damein Noble CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a loyal subject of Her Majesty, I believe it was wrong to decommission The Royal Yacht Britannia, Britannia isn't doing nearly as much good parked up in Scotland as she would out on the ocean conducting our Monarch and Royal family as a floating embassy. Our Queen has earned the return of her beloved Yacht. God Save the Queen, God Defend New Zealand!

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    • David Gould HOBART, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because Australian monarchists value the Britannia as a symbol of the monarchy's status, as a way to project British and Commonwealth interests diplomatically and because this is the least we can do to thank the Sovereign for Her service to Her people

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