Video shows the return of the Dragon

Michelle Bates, WO2 Lloyd Gillingham, Noah, six, and Gunner Ryan Hancock
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PICTURES: Portsmouth shows its support with celebrations on Armed Forces Day

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ROYAL Navy photographers have captured the moment HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth today.

The Type 45 destroyer made its approach to the city as members of the Portsmouth Military Wives Choir performed for the families who were waiting with excitement on the jetty.

Image shows Ships company of HMS Dragon as they cross the gangway for their homecoming in HMNB Portsmouth today.''''HMS Dragon returned home to Portsmouth today (November 22) from eight months on operations in the Indian Ocean and eastern Mediterranean.'''''Hundreds of friends and family turned out to welcome the ship back home joined by Portsmouth Military Wives Choir and the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth. ''''The youngest crew member, 20-year-old Engineering Technician Grant Mitchell and Commanding Officer's wife, Pippa Lower, were invited to cut a special welcome home cake created as a gift to the ship in celebration of the occasion.''''The ship marked her return by firing a 17-gun salute on her approach to Portsmouth Harbour.''''''Image by LA(Phot) Maxine Davies.''''Fleet Regional Photographic Unit East, Portsmouth. 02392 547113

Image shows Ships company of HMS Dragon as they cross the gangway for their homecoming in HMNB Portsmouth today.''''HMS Dragon returned home to Portsmouth today (November 22) from eight months on operations in the Indian Ocean and eastern Mediterranean.'''''Hundreds of friends and family turned out to welcome the ship back home joined by Portsmouth Military Wives Choir and the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth. ''''The youngest crew member, 20-year-old Engineering Technician Grant Mitchell and Commanding Officer's wife, Pippa Lower, were invited to cut a special welcome home cake created as a gift to the ship in celebration of the occasion.''''The ship marked her return by firing a 17-gun salute on her approach to Portsmouth Harbour.''''''Image by LA(Phot) Maxine Davies.''''Fleet Regional Photographic Unit East, Portsmouth. 02392 547113

When the ship was alongside, sailors brought their loved ones on board for a tour of the ship before heading home for some well-earned leave.

Click here to read the full story from today’s homecoming ceremony.

· Video footage courtesy of PO(Phot) Si Ethell, of the Royal Navy’s Mobile News Team.

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