Royal Navy’s HMS Argyll has looked to support the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) during her Caribbean deployment raising over £1,700 for this worthy cause.
A particular success was her visit to Baltimore where the ship raised over $2,100 in four days. The ship’s company have also taken part in charity bike rides in Bermuda and raised money with many other activities.
During HMS Argyll’s visit to Baltimore, as part of the “Star Spangled Spectacular” celebrations, the ship was open to visitors for a four day period which attracted well over 5,000 enthusiastic guests.
Americans possess a deep respect of their service personnel and veterans, and the generous American public donated over $2,100 for the RNRMC.
Warrant Officer Tim Hamlyn, the Executive Warrant Officer on board HMS Argyll, said:
We knew, following the hospitality given to us, that the American public held us in great esteem, but nobody predicted such generosity, we are extremely grateful that they have dug deep into their pockets for the RNRMC.
HMS Argyll has deployed to the North Atlantic and Caribbean region to provide reassurance and, if required, humanitarian aid and disaster relief support to the UK’s British Overseas Territories and other islands during the hurricane season.
HMS Argyll also conducts counter narcotics patrols in conjunction with the UK’s National Crime Agency, the US Coast Guard and other partner nations to enhance regional security and deter illicit activity.
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