Best pictures as HMS Dragon returns to Portsmouth after record-breaking seven-month mission

HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth this morning and our photographer was there to capture the moment the crew were reunited with loved ones.

Friday, 12th April 2019, 6:49 pm
Updated Friday, 12th April 2019, 6:52 pm
Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragon returns to Portsmouth after a seven-month deployment to the Gulf
Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragon returns to Portsmouth after a seven-month deployment to the Gulf

Last month the Type-45 destroyer achieved the record for the most successful drugs-busting patrol by any British warship in the Middle East. Catch up on today’s events here.

A mother waiting for her loved one to arrive
A baby waiting his father to arrive

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Crew of HMS Dragon
A child holds a welcome sign for his dad
Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragon returns to Portsmouth after a seven-month deployment to the Gulf on Fri 12 Apr 2019
Dean Goody with his family
PO Emerson and PO Sean Graham with their family
A family waiting for their loved one
Captain Mike Carter Quin with his wife, Hannah and daughter, Hallie 6 and son, Zephaniah 3
Becky Anderson with her niece, Phoebe, 5 months
Captain Mike Carter Quin stepping off HMS Dragon
Jenson Button with his daughter Elsie-Rose and Jenson's partner Jordan
Dean Goody with his daughter, Ellen 15 months
A family waiting for their loved one
Captain Mike Carter Quin stepping off HMS Dragon greeted by his wife, Hannah and daughter Hallie 6
HMS Dragon crew docking
Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragon returns to Portsmouth after a seven-month deployment to the Gulf on Fri 12 Apr 2019
WW2 veterans waiting for the arrival of HMS Dragon
HMS Dragon crew docking