Foreign sailors take command of Portsmouth’s HMS Tyne for the first time

Alan Mak MP pays tribute to British servicemen killed at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown in the Falklands

CAPTION: Alan Mak MP pays tribute to those who were killed during the Falklands War.

Paying respects to those who fell in the Falklands

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FOREIGN sailors have been taking the controls of a Portsmouth-based warship for the first time.

HMS Tyne gave nine junior officers from navies around the world the chance to command the 1,800-tonne warship in a series of testing exercises.

The students were put through their paces on the course – run by HMS Collingwood – tackling everything from fires and dealing with breakdowns, to SOS calls and navigating busy waters.

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