CRIME-BUSTING sailors on board HMS Lancaster are headed home – but first, there was chance for a quick snap of the entire ship’s company on the upper deck of their frigate.
Sailors on board came together for a group photo weeks before she is due to return home to Portsmouth.
The Type 23 frigate has been operating in the North Atlantic and Caribbean for the past few months, carrying out counter-narcotic operations, and providing reassurance to the British Overseas territories.
During her deployment, she has thwarted the progress of numerous drug-carrying vessels, resulting in millions of pounds worth of narcotics being seized.
In between these patrols, she visited Commonwealth and Caribbean countries in order to conduct regional engagement with other nations.
A navy spokesman said: ‘These visits provided the opportunity to train with other navies as well as demonstrate the Royal Navy’s continued commitment to the region. Now as she nears the end of her deployment her proud company gathered for a group photo – a display of the solidarity that has aided her journey so far.’