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Portsmouth tonight will be dishing out an early pyro fix for visitors and locals as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of the White Ensign Association.

Founded in 1958 by the Royal Navy and the city of London, the association was set up as an advice service for the workforce of Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Queen Alexandra’s Naval Nursing Service, Former Women’s Royal Naval Service, their respective reserves and families.

Over the years it has developed and expanded and today offers one to one guidance for all Royal Navy personnel past and present along with the reserves and their families in all manner of issues. If they cannot help themselves directly then they point people in the right direction to organisations that can.

The base will not be open to the public, but the lighting of the skies will be visible for all to see across Portsmouth. The lighting will be on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 19:40pm and the show will last roughly around 10 minutes.


Fireworks And Snow Will Be Part Of Christmas Lights Switch On In Gosport

Fireworks in the snow

The sky will be filled with fireworks and snow when the Christmas lights are switched on in Gosport.

The borough council has booked a snow machine to give event in Lawrence Square a festive feeling.

And as the lights are turned on, fireworks will shoot up from the roof of the Discovery Centre.

The switch-on will take place on Thursday, December 3, from 5pm.

The lights will be turned on at 6.30pm by Gosport mayor Councillor Diane Searle.

She will be joined by two panto stars who are taking part in the production of Snow White at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.

Cllr Searle said: ‘We hope that everyone will come along and join us.

‘As well as carols and a truly wonderful atmosphere, we will have lots more happening to get your Christmas started.’

The crowd will be warmed up by festive music and performances by the Big Noise Samba Band and the Portsmouth Cheerleaders.