HMS Richmond Welcomes onboard Royal Air Force Officers
HMS Richmond was privileged to host the Initial Command and Staff Course (Air) from the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Shrivenham in early September.
The forty Royal Air Force Officers were welcomed onboard HMS Richmond by the ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Robert G Pedre RN in Portsmouth Naval Base.
The Staff Course Officers were given a capability presentation detailing the critical maritime contribution to UK defence and the Royal Navy’s core roles of warfighting, maritime security and international engagement.
The inherent versatility of platforms such as HMS Richmond was discussed together with the high readiness capability provided by the Response Force Task Group (RFTG).
Following the presentation, the RAF Officers toured the ship and were given capability briefs by the Ship’s Company.
Naval Today Staff, October 3, 2012; Image: RN