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Royal Navy Sailor is Welcomed Home Following Deployment

A sailor from HMS Pembroke is welcomed home following a long deployment for the vessel in the Middle East.


Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Pembroke arrived home to Scotland today (Friday, August 31) after a three year mission to the Arabian Gulf.


The crew of the high-tech mine countermeasures vessel were given a rousing welcome by over a hundred family members and well-wishers who had gathered at HM Naval Base Clyde for the occasion.


For the past three years the mine countermeasures vessel has been operating in warm Gulf waters, working alongside multinational forces during operations and exercises in the region.


And for HMS Pembroke the work didn’t stop after leaving their base in Bahrain five weeks ago. During her 7,000 mile transit home the vessel was called in to help guard a merchant ship from the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden.



Photographer: LA(Phot) Paul Halliwell

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Taken on August 31, 2012