HMS Argyll Recognized for Counter-Drugs Patrol

The crew of Royal Navy’s HMS Argyll has been rewarded for their excellence while on counter-drugs patrol in the Caribbean.

Commodore Paul Halton, who commands the Devonport-based fleet of ships and submarines, visited HMS Argyll at HM Naval Base Devonport for an award ceremony recognising the many successes of the ship during deployments involving in anti-drugs operations to disaster relief and defence diplomacy during high profile regional engagements.

The ship’s Physical Training Instructor Sam Sims was awarded the Tony Tyrwhitt-Bettridge Trophy as top PTI in the Royal Navy’s for his activities while deployed – including organising sporting events in a variety of countries and generally keeping the sailors fit in the less than ideal surrounding of a warship at sea.

The above water warfare team was recognised for its contribution to HMS Argyll’s counter-narcotics operations where they provided force protection support to the US Coast Guard during a number of boarding operations, which in total recovered nearly 1,900 kilos – or £77m – of cocaine.

The team was also a very visible face of the Royal Navy, arranging the ship’s guard of honour for 23 appearances.

Image: Royal Navy


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