Admiral Julio Leiva's visit to the United Kingdom
In March 2019, Admiral Julio Leiva, Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy, visited the UK, attending a ceremony at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth for the renaming of the former Lancelot Building to the Cochrane Building.
The building was renamed in honour of Admiral Thomas Cochrane who led the Chilean Navy to victory during the Chilean War of Independence. On 29 March 2019, the Chilean Navy celebrated its 200th anniversary.
We are pleased to exhibit a selection of photographs from his visit:
Admiral Julio Leiva (r) and Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC RN, then First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, in front of the plaque for the renaming of the Lancelot Building to the Cochrane Building at HMNB Portsmouth.
Admiral Julio Leiva, Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy
Pictured: Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC RN (left), HE Ambassador David Gallagher (right of centre), Admiral Julio Leiva (right)
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These photographs are sourced from the Royal Navy and displayed here under Open Government License.