31 Mar '17, 11am

HMS Westminster re-dedication ceremony in Portsmouth yesterday. Off to @FOST next

We’ve got a busy few weeks ahead of us now. Conducting some of our own training before putting the Ship through its paces with Flag Officer Sea Training in Devonport Commander Simon Kelly, Commanding Officer of HMS Westminster Chief Petty Officer Andrew Buckley joined a brand-new Westminster back in 1994 and two decades later, was with her throughout the latest overhaul. He said, “Having taken Westminster out of build, I am proud to be taking her back out to sea after this extensive refit,” said the senior rating who serves in the operations room as an underwater warfare specialist – the frigate’s raison d’être. “Although many things have changed about the ship materially, the ship’s company is just as proud to be serving on her as they were at day one.” CPO Buckley continued. Like CPO Buckley, some of HMS Westminster’s 180-plus crew has been with her throughout the refit,...

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