The men and women of HMS Shoreham have returned home to Faslane after seven months of operational duty in the Persian Gulf.
It was a varied deployment for Crew 5 who found themselves conducting a wide range of activities throughout the Middle East, from survey missions with the Kuwaiti Navy to taking part in the largest mine countermeasures exercise ever held.
However the main thrust of their deployment was playing a role in the United Kingdom’s ongoing commitment to maintaining freedom of navigation in the region.
HMS Shoreham is based at HMNB Clyde, in Faslane, but is permanently deployed to Bahrain.
The men and women of Crew 5 will now enjoy a well-deserved period of leave before they embark in Shoreham’s sister ship, HMS Grimsby, for a deployment to the Baltic as part of NATO’s mine countermeasures group.
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