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Falklands and Atlantic patrol HMS Richmond commended by Commander La Forte

Tuesday, January 7th 2014 - 23:43 UTC
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The Duke class frigate during one of her recent visits to South Georgia The Duke class frigate during one of her recent visits to South Georgia

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.

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  • Biguggy

    Well done both ship and staff!

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 01:20 am 0
  • nigelpwsmith

    Bravo Zulu Richmond

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 01:37 am 0
  • Briton

    well done lads,

    HMS Portland is on its way,

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 11:18 am 0
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