PORTSMOUTH-based warship HMS Richmond stopped off in Africa during her anti-piracy deployment.
The Type-23 frigate paid a visit to the Republic of Djibouti, which borders Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia.
While there her Commanding Officer Captain Mike Walliker hosted a number of visitors.
And her ship’s company even tackled the French Foreign Legion at both football and rugby – losing both games but putting up a good fight.
Capt Walliker said: ‘I was both delighted and honoured to bring HMS Richmond into Djibouti as part of a wider deployment into the region.’