Tuesday, February 25, 2014


From The News (Portsmouth)

HMS Richmond sailors’ joy at seeing families again after seven months

22 February 2014 

  • by Sam Bannister
HELICOPTERS roared over the heads of cheering families in a salute as HMS Richmond returned home from seven months at sea.

The Royal Navy frigate has spent 2,881 hours at sea, clocking up 33,316 nautical miles and visiting several foreign countries.

Yesterday, excited mums, dads, sons and daughters, lined the jetty at Portsmouth Naval Base for the ship’s homecoming.

Banners and flags were waved at the frigate’s crew as they arrived in the harbour in the early morning.

And once the gangways were lifted into place, the ship’s company flooded off the ship and out to meet their loved ones.

Chief Petty Officer John Hobson, 30, was met off the ship by his two-year-old son John, four-month-old son Albie, and wife Natasha, 32.

He said: ‘I’m pleased to be back home.

‘It’s been a long and hard deployment but everyone has worked hard.

‘Everyone on board has been looking forward to this day for a very long time....

Much more here, and while you are there, go check out exactly where HMS Richmond has been at this link.


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