THESE dramatic pictures show HMS St Albans taking part in an exercise with Kuwaiti forces in the Gulf.
The ship came under a simulated attack from Kuwaiti F18 Hornet jets prior to providing a Kuwaiti helicopter with a platform to practice winching drills.
An Apache attack helicopter made a further simulated attack on the Type 23 frigate before an afternoon boarding tutorial, which taught the Kuwaiti Coast Guard how to conduct the latest board and search techniques.
The Portsmouth-based warship is in the middle of a six-month deployment to the Middle East.
Her mission is to carry out counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and counter-piracy operations, working as part of combined maritime forces based in Bahrain.
The ship is due to return home to Portsmouth in December.