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A home away from home

SAILORS on board HMS Defender have sailed their ship to her adopted city, and the place she was built.

The Portsmouth-based Type 45 Destroyer sailed up the Clyde for the first time sine she was constructed there.

Members of the public enjoyed the chance to go on board the ship during her visit.

HMS Defender’s commanding officer, Commander Philip Nash, said: ‘This is our first visit to our adopted city since the ship left Scotstoun after her initial sea trials.

‘She has now proved herself at sea and is operating within the fleet alongside her other five sisters.

‘I am hugely proud to be the first commanding officer to bring her back to the city and river where she was built.

‘My ship’s company and I feel extremely privileged to be affiliated to Glasgow and are honoured to have been invited to a special reception at the city chambers.’

 

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