ROYAL Navy warfare students endured tough exercises on board HMS Richmond as it caught the end of Hurricane Gonzalo.
The training saw the Portsmouth-based frigate come under simulated attack from land, sea and air to test the students’ ability.
The final stage of the advanced warfare training saw winds in excess of 57 miles per hour attack the frigate.
The ship also held trials to ensure her engines are capable of propelling at top speeds in the harshest of conditions. Able Seaman Thomas Shaw said: ‘This is the first time I have been at sea with HMS Richmond and sailing into the heavy weather was an interesting experience.
‘Being below decks in heavy weather can make you feel quite seasick, however it amazing how quickly you get used to it.’