The Portsmouth comings and goings of HMS Dragon | Nostalgia

Thousands of warships have come and gone from Portsmouth Harbour and the format is the same each time – crowds throng vantage points to see their loved ones leave or come home.

Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 3:25 pm
HMS Dragon leaving Portsmouth in 2018. Picture: Ministry of Defence
HMS Dragon leaving Portsmouth in 2018. Picture: Ministry of Defence

Today we look at some of the arrivals and departures of one Type-45 destroyer, HMS Dragon

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People gathered on the sea wall at Old Portsmouth to watch HMS Dragon leave Portsmouth for the first time on deployment, March 2013. Picture: Allan Hutchings (13779-285)

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Reunited: Rachel Simpson with her fiance Oliver Barrett after HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth in April 2019. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Megan Tulip with her daughter Billie Lyth, four, after mum returned to Portsmouth in April 2019 following HMS Dragon's seven-month deployment to the Gulf. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Dean Goody, from HMS Dragon, back with his 15-month-old daughter Ellen in April 2019. Picture: Habibur Rahman