Sailors leave their marks

Leading Seaman Robert 'Sally' Gunnell next to the commemoratively decorated door with students from the Sabu International School, Conakry, Guinea

Leading Seaman Robert 'Sally' Gunnell next to the commemoratively decorated door with students from the Sabu International School, Conakry, Guinea

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SAILORS have left their mark on the people of an African nation after becoming the first to visit in 15 years.

Over the course of three days, servicemen and women on board Portsmouth-based HMS Iron Duke lent a hand to villagers delivering fresh water and renovating a school.

The Maritime Security Conference delegates onboard hMS Iron Duke whilst alongside in Conakry, Guinea.

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HMS Iron Duke spent 4 busy days at Conakry in Guinea for a working visit. During her time there the ship held an evening reception with capability demonstrations as well as training local forces in many different disciplines.


Portsmouth based warship HMS Iron Duke is currently deployed across the Atlantic where she will be visiting various far flung destinations in all seasons in both northern and southern hemispheres - enjoying summer and winter in the space of three months. 
During six months away the Type 23 frigate will protect UK interests and promote the nation's capabilities abroad. At times she will work with partner nations to develop their armed forces training to defend their own waters. She may be called upon to lend assistance for humanitarian disasters or tackle piracy on the high seas.

Image taken by LA(Phot) Ian Simpson, Royal Navy.
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The Maritime Security Conference delegates onboard hMS Iron Duke whilst alongside in Conakry, Guinea. HMS Iron Duke visits Conakry in Guinea 100714 HMS Iron Duke spent 4 busy days at Conakry in Guinea for a working visit. During her time there the ship held an evening reception with capability demonstrations as well as training local forces in many different disciplines. Portsmouth based warship HMS Iron Duke is currently deployed across the Atlantic where she will be visiting various far flung destinations in all seasons in both northern and southern hemispheres - enjoying summer and winter in the space of three months. During six months away the Type 23 frigate will protect UK interests and promote the nation's capabilities abroad. At times she will work with partner nations to develop their armed forces training to defend their own waters. She may be called upon to lend assistance for humanitarian disasters or tackle piracy on the high seas. Image taken by LA(Phot) Ian Simpson, Royal Navy. Consent fo

The Type 23 frigate is deployed across the Atlantic where she will be visiting various far-flung destinations in all seasons in both northern and southern hemispheres – taking in summer and winter in the space of three months.

Iron Duke had been working with the Guinean and French navies to bolster security in the waters off West Africa.

Commander Tom Tredray is the commanding officer of HMS Iron Duke.

He said: ‘My ship and her company welcomed the opportunity to work with the Guinean and French navies to improve security and stability in the waters off West Africa.’

Leading Seaman Rocky Glanville gives fresh water to the local village at the Sabu International School, Conakry, Guinea.

HMS Iron Duke reaches out to Sabu International School Guinea

Over the course of three days members of HMS Iron Duke's ship's company reached out to Sabu International School in Conakry, Guinea to lend a hand in preparing a new premises for occupation.
The school which will educate up to 450 local children from the ages of 5 to 19 required a lot of refurbishing and the sailors of hMS Iron Duke were on hand to clean, repair and paint classrooms and they also built a number of new bookshelves onboard to deliver to the school. All remaining water provisions at the end of the day were donated to the local village area.

Portsmouth based warship HMS Iron Duke is currently deployed across the Atlantic where she will be visiting various far flung destinations in all seasons in both northern and southern hemispheres - enjoying summer and winter in the space of three months. 
During six months awa
Leading Seaman Rocky Glanville gives fresh water to the local village at the Sabu International School, Conakry, Guinea. HMS Iron Duke reaches out to Sabu International School Guinea Over the course of three days members of HMS Iron Duke's ship's company reached out to Sabu International School in Conakry, Guinea to lend a hand in preparing a new premises for occupation. The school which will educate up to 450 local children from the ages of 5 to 19 required a lot of refurbishing and the sailors of hMS Iron Duke were on hand to clean, repair and paint classrooms and they also built a number of new bookshelves onboard to deliver to the school. All remaining water provisions at the end of the day were donated to the local village area. Portsmouth based warship HMS Iron Duke is currently deployed across the Atlantic where she will be visiting various far flung destinations in all seasons in both northern and southern hemispheres - enjoying summer and winter in the space of three months. During six months awa

During their visit to the nation, sailors visited the Sabu International School in Conakry, Guinea.

The school required a lot of refurbishing and the sailors cleaned, repaired and painted classrooms and also built a number of bookshelves.

 

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