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Royal Navy frigate to visit

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HMS Lancaster is due to arrive in Bermuda on Friday for a brief visit.

The public will be given access to the type 23 frigate’s upper deck on Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm.

The ship will berth in Hamilton.

A Government spokeswoman said: “She will join

RFA Wave Knight, which came to Bermuda in January, to form part of the North Atlantic Patrol Taskforce which will provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief support to the British Overseas Territories and other islands during the Caribbean hurricane season. This will be her first stop after leaving the UK.”

The crew will meet Governor George Fergusson and “also undertake some joint training with elements of the Regiment and spend time with the Bermuda Police Service”, while here.

HMS Lancaster’s Commanding Officer Steve Moorhouse said: “I am particularly pleased that the island of Bermuda is the first port of call on our deployment. The relationship between Bermuda and the Royal Navy goes back hundreds of years and it is appropriate that as we head towards the Caribbean we return to an island that has long been a welcoming home to many naval personnel. After many months of preparation, the visit is a fantastic reward for my ship’s company and we are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with Bermuda and supporting the islanders in any way possible.”

HMS Lancaster was refitted in 2012. This marks her first deployment after those modifications.

HMS Lancaster will visit Bermuda this Friday.

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Published June 06, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 05, 2013 at 10:34 pm)

Royal Navy frigate to visit

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