HMS Quorn returns home to Portsmouth

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CROWDS of cheering family greeted a Royal Navy minehunter which has returned home to Portsmouth today after three years deployed on operations in the Gulf.

The 44-strong crew of HMS Quorn have been away for eight months but the ship has been based in Bahrain since May 2011.

HMS Quorn has returned to Portsmouth. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

HMS Quorn has returned to Portsmouth. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

The minehunter has been a key part of Britain’s contribution to Operation Kipion, responsible for keeping the sea lanes open and combating illegal maritime activity in the region.

Commanding officer Lieutenant Commander Stuart Yates said: ‘HMS Quorn has made a significant contribution in the Gulf region and we have left having made our mark across a wide range of activities as part of the UK mine countermeasures force.’

HMS Quorn is expected sailed past the round tower this morning on her way into Portsmouth.

STOCK PICTURE: HMS QUORN

The ships company of HMS Quorn, a Mine Counter Measure Vessel (MCMV) based in Bahrain, worked over three days at the New Christian Cemetery to restore the burial area which had become heavily overgrown and was in need of care and attention. PPP-140331-141340001

STOCK PICTURE: HMS QUORN The ships company of HMS Quorn, a Mine Counter Measure Vessel (MCMV) based in Bahrain, worked over three days at the New Christian Cemetery to restore the burial area which had become heavily overgrown and was in need of care and attention. PPP-140331-141340001

 

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