Friday, December 24, 2010


HMS Montrose home from Anti Piracy patrols

A Military Operations news article

23 Dec 10

HMS Montrose returned home to Plymouth yesterday after a hugely successful five months away as the scourge of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.

HMS Montrose arrives home at Plymouth Sound

HMS Montrose arrives home at Plymouth Sound
[Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2010]

The crew were welcomed to their base-port of HM Naval Base Devonport by a cheering crowd of families and friends after an action-packed deployment. The party atmosphere was completed by families being given gifts and children entertained while accompanied by Her Majesty's Band of the Royal Marines.

The ship's commanding officer, Commander Jonathan Lett, said:

"It is fantastic to be back home and wonderful to see so many people here to welcome us back home today.

"I am very proud of my ship's company for what they have achieved with tangible results after deterring pirate activity by our presence and by our actions.

"The ship's company deserve their Christmas break and so do the families who have given us such great support. It is very heart-warming to see them reunited on the jetty."...

Read more on another of my most favourite stories, here.

WELCOME HOME and Merry Christmas to you all...

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