Falkland Islands based Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Air Commodore Russell La Forte CBE presented HMS Richmond with his personal Commendation in recognition of Distinguished Service in the region by the Type 23 Duke Class frigate during her Atlantic Patrol Tasking.
According to a release from the Royal Navy, Air Commander La Forte addressing the assembled ship’s Company expressed his gratitude for the dedication, professionalism and wide ranging capability that the ship continues to demonstrate throughout her time operating in the South Atlantic.
Accepting the Commendation on behalf of Richmond’s Ship’s Company, the Commanding Officer, Commander Robert G Pedre said, “I am immensely proud of the significant contribution HMS Richmond and my Ship’s Company has made to Maritime Security and reassurance during this 7 month operational deployment.
We have a critical role in protecting our Nation’s interests and I am honored to receive this prestigious Commendation on behalf of my ship’s Company.
HMS Richmond remains at sea and continues her operational deployment in the Atlantic.