Two hundred families and friends gave a warm welcome today to submariners from HMS Torbay as she returned to the UK from helping disrupt piracy in the Gulf of Aden. Crowds cheered the Trafalgar-class submarine as she passed Devil's Point in Plymouth Sound with sailors lining the casing and then entered her base port of HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth. The … [Read more...] about Royal Navy Submariners home from policing the seas
HMS Argyll has returned to her home port of Plymouth after 2 months overseas in the Mediterranean in the Royal Navy's biggest overseas deployment for 10 years. The ship played a key role as the Advanced Force Commander for Operation Taurus 09 - a large amphibious exercise involving Turkish, American, French and Dutch navies. The ship also had a series of visits to Malta, … [Read more...] about HMS Argyll returns to Devonport
The crew of the Devonport-based Royal Navy frigate HMS Northumberland sailed into their home port today for a long-awaited reunion with friends and families. The ship has been on deployment for the last 6 months on humanitarian duties and on the counter-piracy mission Operation Atalanta, as part of the European Union's Naval Force. HMS Northumberland was the first ship in … [Read more...] about HMS Northumberland Homecoming
Over 110 Army Commando Engineers from Devon have returned home after a demanding six month tour in Helmand - helping supporting Coalition and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan. The unit is the first major 3 Commando Brigade unit to return home early this morning to the United Kingdom and the soldiers were welcomed home late last night to their Chivenor barracks after … [Read more...] about South West Commando Engineers Return Home after Helping Rebuild Helmand
HMS Trenchant the Nuclear Powered Trafalgar Class Submarine (SSGN 17) returned to Devonport today following a very busy year. Deployments to the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and more recently, East of Suez have kept the submarine almost consistently at sea or at immediate readiness for ten out of the last twelve months. She sailed from Devonport in February 2008 and spent … [Read more...] about HMS Trenchant returns to Devonport from deployment east of Suez
HMS Chatham, the Plymouth-based Royal Navy frigate is due to return home to a warm welcome on Wednesday (22 October) after seven months protecting Iraqi offshore oil platforms, policing maritime traffic and making a huge illegal drugs seizure. The ship is expected to be greeted by 800 friends and families on the jetty and a Royal Marines Band. HMS Chatham has been … [Read more...] about HMS Chatham returns home from drug busting patrol.
More than 600 families and friends braved the biting wind to welcome their loved ones home aboard HMS Montrose when the ship arrived in Plymouth this morning (Friday 3 October). The crew of the Type 23 frigate were praised by their commanding officer Commander Andy Hogben after a successful seven-month operational deployment in the Gulf which included a ten-tonne illegal … [Read more...] about HMS Montrose home to warm welcome after anti-drugs success