HMS Edinburgh returns to the sound of bagpipes

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THE sound of bagpipes filled the air as sailors on board HMS Edinburgh returned from their last ever deployment.

Two members of the Scots Guards stood on the bridge roof of the Type 42 destroyer as she came home to Portsmouth this morning.

HMS Edinburgh anchored off Portsmouth this morning, waiting to come into the harbour

HMS Edinburgh anchored off Portsmouth this morning, waiting to come into the harbour

HMS Edinburgh has returned after a six-month deployment in the South Atlantic.

More than 1,000 friends and family of those on board gathered at Portsmouth Naval Base to cheer and wave flags as they were reunited with their loved ones.

The News was on board HMS Edinburgh and captured the scenes from the ship as she arrived in the city.