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ROW! The crew of HMS Lancaster during the challenge
ROW! The crew of HMS Lancaster during the challenge

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CREW members from HMS Lancaster have been doing their version of rowing the Atlantic and raising money for charity.

The ship’s first port of call is Bermuda, around 2,900 miles away from her home port in Portsmouth, so the crew decided to set up a challenge for everyone to complete a 2,900-metre row.

Throughout the day, members came up to watch, to row, to get some sunshine and some fresh air. Some took it seriously and aimed for fast times, while some, in fancy dress, took the time to enjoy it, raising cash for the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity as they did.

Commander Steve Moorhouse said: ‘My ship’s company have worked extremely hard over the last 18 months getting the ship ready for deployment.

‘This has been a really successful day and is hopefully the first of many more events on deployment where the sailors can relax a little and have some fun while raising money for charity.’