Portsmouth sailors salute their mums for Mother’s Day

DSC_1709: The ships company of HMS Brocklesby ('The Fighting Aces') deployed as part of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group in the Mediterranean, alongside in Hellenic Naval Base Soudha Bay, Crete, with a Mother's Day message. PPP-140328-115434001

DSC_1709: The ships company of HMS Brocklesby ('The Fighting Aces') deployed as part of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group in the Mediterranean, alongside in Hellenic Naval Base Soudha Bay, Crete, with a Mother's Day message. PPP-140328-115434001

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Sailors on board two Portsmouth warships have sent back Mother’s Day messages while they are deployed away from home.

Wherever they are around the world, sailors are getting ready to mark Mother’s Day at sea.

IMG_4601 ' members of HMS Dauntless ships company gather on the flightdeck to spell out a message to their mothers PPP-140328-115422001

IMG_4601 ' members of HMS Dauntless ships company gather on the flightdeck to spell out a message to their mothers PPP-140328-115422001

HMS Dauntless is currently in the waters off the UK as she heads towards Scotland to take part in the navy’s annual Joint Warrior exercise.

Her ship’s company came together to spell out the word ‘mum’ on her flight deck.

And HMS Brocklesby will be spending Mother’s Day in the Mediterranean, where she is searching the seas on exercises aimed at dealing with modern-day mine threats.

Sailors on board the minehunter held up a Mother’s Day message on their upper deck.

HMS Brocklesby’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Ben Vickery, said: ‘Being away from home for a long time is just a part of our job – but that doesn’t mean we don’t think about our families and friends at home every single day.

‘Mother’s Day is an opportunity for us to send a message home telling our mums, wives, sisters and partners just how much we love, and miss them, while we are away.’

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