State Minister of Defence unveils the ‘Cedric’ Boat at Naval Museum, Trincomalee



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Navy Chief Vice Admiral Wijegunaratne and State Defence Minister Wijewardene at Trinco naval museum (pic courtesy navy media)


The State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene, presided over a ceremony where the Sri Lanka Navy’s ‘Cedric’ boat was officially unveiled at the Naval Museum in Trincomalee on Monday (31).


Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah and a host of senior officers and sailors were present.


On the 70th birth anniversary of the co-founder of the Sri Lanka Navy Special Boat Squadron (SBS), Late Commander (VNF) Cedric Martenstyn, Sri Lanka Navy renamed their Arrow Boats as "Cedric" in honour of him.


The SBS was raised by the present Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne and Commander Cedric Martenstyn in October 1993 keeping in line with the Royal Marines Special Boat Squadron and the US Navy SEALs Special Boat Unit. Cdr Martenstyn with his expert knowledge on Speed Boats and Outboard Motors, designed the boats to be used against the LTTE Sea Tigers.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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