Alex Thomson given freedom of Gosport

Sailing star Alex Thomson gets freedom of city

Sailing star Alex Thomson gets freedom of city

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SAILING star Alex Thomson, above, has been given the freedom of his Hampshire home town.

Alex Thomson was bestowed with the Freedom of the Borough of Gosport at a ceremony yesterday.

The 39-year-old was honoured following a march along Gosport High Street led by drummers from the HMS Sultan Volunteer Band.

Mr Thomson was the youngest skipper to win the Clipper Round the World race in 1999.

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