Warship is a hit in Chile

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A Portsmouth-based warship has been drawing in the crowds in Chile at international trade show, ExpoNaval.

HMS Gloucester welcomed aboard hundreds of members of the public, traders, diplomatic and navy delegates while representing the UK and the Royal Navy at the official event in Valparaiso.

ExpoNaval is a twice-yearly maritime defence exhibition and conference which welcomes exhibitors from across the globe to demonstrate the latest technology and military systems.

Gloucester's presence highlighted the Royal Navy's relationship with the Chilean navy, with whom British warships frequently train.

The ship's commanding officer, Commander David George, said: 'The hospitality Gloucester has received this week has been outstanding.'