HMS Exeter is a Type 42 Destroyer now over 30 years
old and a veteran of the Falklands Campaign of 1982. She
is the fifth ship to hold the name Exeter and one of 11
Type 42s remaining in service in the Royal Navy. These
destroyers will be replaced by the technologically advanced
and state of the art Type 45s, the first of which, HMS
DARING, is currently undergoing her sea trials.
is currently in London on an informal visit, during which
the Ship’s Company will take part in the high profile ‘Constable
of the Dues’ ceremony at the Tower of London as well
as hosting the Devil May Care launch.
On the evening of Tuesday 27th, Penguin hosts a glamorous
launch party for Devil May Care at the exclusive private
members’ club, FIFTY on St James’s Street in
Mayfair. The party will be attended by Sebastian Faulks,
members of the Fleming family, celebrity VIPs and many
Savile Row tailors Gieves & Hawkes
have dressed Sebastian Faulks for the night, as they dressed
in his day. Sebastian will be wearing a classic charcoal
wool/cashmere worsted two piece single breasted suit.
Above: The new 007 novel by author
Sebastian Faulks will pick up from Ian Fleming's last James
Bond adventure (pic: Deborah Feingold)