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HMS Clyde, protecting the Falklands for a decade

Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 07:23 UTC
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The Falklands Patrol Vessel has recently returned from maintenance work in South Africa The Falklands Patrol Vessel has recently returned from maintenance work in South Africa

This year, 2017, is key for HMS Clyde as it marks her tenth year operating in the southern hemisphere as the Falkland Islands Patrol Vessel, having first arrived on September 21, 2007.

 The Clyde recently returned to the Falkland Islands after a 4,300 mile, 17 day passage across the South Atlantic from South Africa where she underwent maintenance work.

Lt Rachel Abbey, Clyde’s Marine Engineering Officer, who was responsible for the engineering aspects of the maintenance said: “It feels good to be back in the Falklands.

South Africa was challenging from an engineering perspective and a good change of scenery but we’re all aware that Mare Harbor is our home-port and the transit back couldn’t have gone quickly enough.”

To celebrate HMS Clyde ten years in the Falklands, an open day has been arranged for next June 11 at FIPASS from 10:30 to 15:30.


Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • falklandlad

    Long may the continued support of HMS Clyde remain a defending feature of the Falkland Islanders right to exercise their self-determination. Great to see her back home.

    Jun 02nd, 2017 - 12:38 pm +5
  • Marti Llazo

    Poor tinkle, forever the child of argie delusion.

    Jun 02nd, 2017 - 03:45 pm +5
  • Jo Bloggs

    Corbyn wouldn't have a chance of convincing his party that the Falklands should be offloaded. His colleagues think he's a liability already; goodness knows how they'd cope with him if Labour managed to win.

    That was a bit bloody dramatic wasn't it? I'm sure, at leasst for most of us, the reality would be quite different from the one you painted.

    Jun 02nd, 2017 - 11:59 pm +5
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