Centuries of tradition ended today as the RMS St Helena set sail from the UK for the final time.
Following certification of St Helena Airport on Tuesday 10 May 2016, all parties are working to overcome the challenges of wind shear identified by the first few flights into the Airport.
Tuesday night the RMS St Helena took part in a scheduled helicopter rescue exercise, close to the Canary Islands on voyage from Ascension.
The Sun Deck onboard the RMS St. Helena was today transformed into realms of the deep when King Neptune, in the human form of Captain Andrew Greentree and Queen Aphrodite (Chief Officer Adam Williams)
The last voyage to the UK departs St Helena with 58 crew members and 139 passengers onboard. All are excited about the RMS St Helena's arrival on the River Thames in London in early June.
The RMS St Helena will be open to visitors at the Port of London cruise terminal in Tilbury on Saturday 11 June 2016. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis, apply now.
Brian Ingpen, from The Cape Times, in his article of 4 May, captures some of the history on St Helena and of the RMS St Helena.
With 100 days to go to the end of the final voyage, the Royal Mail Ship St Helena was still making history!