I remember the Navy Days quite well in the early 1970's. We never attended but The Oracle had a Liberty ship steel lifeboat hull that he had put a steam engine and boiler in. We used to thunder down toward the Arethusa from our mooring near Sun Pier then return and go up and under the Rochester Bridge before mooring up. On at least one occasion we had a salute from several Warships along the Dockyard and were, on one occasion, 'escorted' by a picket boat. I seem to remember a at least two occasions there was a Harrier or two mooching around, one definatly hovered over the river, it did the twisty-turny bit of the display then a deep bow before leaving. I fell in love with the Harrier on that occasion, yes I cried when they were withdrawn last year, they were the best multi-purpose aircraft EVER invented (Brits again). Seeing all of the ships 'dressed' for the occasion was a spectacular sight, as was their coming and going. Happy days....... S4.