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The Royal Yacht Britannia

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THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA (R8x40) 3C (4C set) John Drewry RSCDS Book 43

1- 8 1s set, dance down to 2nd place and out own side, cast round to left and into middle (2nd place) LSh to LSh (on opposite sides)
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2M+3M and Man with 2L+3L) and LH across with 2s+3s on own sides 1s end passing LSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners, 1s dance RSh round each other to face 2nd corners, set and dance round each other to 2nd place own side facing out
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1s giving RSh to person on their right)
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia is the former Royal Yacht of the British royal family, the 83rd such vessel since the restoration of King Charles II in 1660. She is the second Royal yacht to bear the name, (the first being the famous racing cutter built for The Prince of Wales in 1893)

The Royal Yacht Britannia was a vessel used by the British Royal Family for official state and private functions from 1954 to 1997. Commissioned as a replacement for the original Britannia in service from 1954, this royal yacht played a prominent role in hosting dignitaries, state visits, and other ceremonial events during its active years. Serving as a floating residence, the yacht accommodated the Queen and other members of the Royal Family during their travels.

Designed by naval architect Sir Hugh Casson and built by John Brown and Company in Clydebank, Scotland, Britannia was constructed with durability and functionality in mind. The vessel measured 412 feet in length, featuring elegant interiors and facilities suited for diplomatic and state functions.

After its decommissioning in 1997, the Royal Yacht Britannia has been preserved and is now permanently moored as an exhibition ship in Leith, Edinburgh. Open to the public, the ship provides insights into the historical and ceremonial roles it played during its service to the British monarchy.

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