Royal Navy has saved thousands of migrants from drowning

31/8/17''CATCH LINE: Defence minister's visit ''LOCATION/ADDRESS:  Security barrier at Royal Clarence Yard.   Access via Cooperage Green Car Park off of Weevil Lane.     '''Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, will be welcoming the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, to her constituency on Thursday to visit several MOD sites.' 'Caroline and the Minister will be joined by representatives from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Gosport Borough Council for a tour of HMS Sultan, Fort Blockhouse and MOD retained land at Royal Clarence Yard.'' Defence Minister, Tobias Ellwood'Photography By Habibur Rahman PPP-170831-143550001

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ROYAL Navy teams have helped to rescue more than 12,500 people in the Mediterranean, an MP from Portsmouth has said.

Armed Forces minister Penny Mordaunt revealed the figure to MPs this week.

It came following a question from SNP MP Stuart McDonald over whether or not UK military assets were being tasked to rescue migrants attempting to enter into Europe.

The Portsmouth North MP responded, saying the Royal Navy was not involved in search and rescue missions but that HMS Enterprise was supporting the EU-led naval operation in the sea.