Tyne & Wear

Naval reserves celebrate £3m training centre revamp

HMS Calliope rededication ceremony
Image caption The rededication ceremony took place on the banks of the River Tyne

A Royal Navy training centre on the banks of the River Tyne has reopened after a £3m revamp.

The Tyne division of the Naval Reserve has been in existence since 1905, with more than 10,000 reservists passing through its doors.

A rededication parade marked the reopening, with reservists from the centre's training vessel HMS Calliope taking part.

The upgrade includes new classrooms and a state-of-the-art gym.

Also on parade was the band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Scotland and the ceremony featured marching platoons who crossed the Millennium Bridge.

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