A Royal Navy Sailor is Reunited with His Family Following a Lengthy Deployment
A sailor is reunited with his family after a long deployment with HMS Sutherland overseas.
The Type 23 frigate returned after 4 months away as the Escort to the Responsive Force Task Group (RFTG) and Fleet Flagship HMS Albion. Sutherlands deployment included Libya tasking as part of the UK led Operation Ellamy and NATO led Operation Unified Protector.
Her operational activity included numerous boardings in support of embargo operations and Naval Gunfire Support. Part of the Op Cougar deployment saw Sutherland accompany Albion east of Suez to support amphibious exercises with the United Arab Emirates armed forces .
Child Consent forms held at FRPU(W) *** Local Caption *** Commanding Officer – Commander R R Readwin RN