HMS Dragon to leave Portsmouth on Monday

James Rhodes from Waterlooville with the medal he and his surviving shipmates have have been awarded for their work on the supply convoys which helped The Netherlands during the second world war     
Picture Ian Hargreaves  (181100-1)

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SAILORS will leave Portsmouth for a seven-month deployment on Monday.

HMS Dragon will head out for her second ever deployment to carry out Atlantic patrols.

The warship is due to leave the harbour at around 8.30am.