The Royal Navy warship HMS Sutherland showed families behind the scenes on board at Plymouth as they celebrated the ship re-entering the operational fleet.
A decades–old ceremony was conducted on the jetty alongside the ship which has newly come out of an extensive re-fit and is now undergoing sea trials to prepare her for potential operations.
The event, with guests from the Royal Navy and families of the crew, celebrated the completion of the work by contractors Babcock and the ship was handed back into the hands of the Royal Navy.
Other guests included organisations from their affiliated area of Sutherland.
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