UK: HMS Lancaster’s Sailors Celebrate Father’s Day

HMS Lancaster's Sailors Celebrate Father's Day

4,500 miles from home, sailors of HMS Lancaster celebrate Father’s Day 2.5 weeks into her 6 month deployment to the North Atlantic and Caribbean. With many sailors missing their fathers at home, it was the turn for the fathers on board to open their cards.

One of the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates HMS Lancaster is currently in Key West, Florida on her second visit of her 6 month deployment.

As well as providing reassurance and security for British overseas territories Lancaster’s deployment will also see her undertake a range of other tasks across the Caribbean in support of British interests.

These include the provision of humanitarian aid and disaster relief during the core hurricane season and counter narcotic operations with partner nations.

HMS Lancaster’s Commanding Officer, Commander Steve Moorhouse, said:

“Although away from home, working hard and undertaking a job we all love, Royal Navy personnel across the globe are always acutely aware of the family they have left behind.

“Whether a father, son or daughter, Father’s Day reminds us of home and I know I speak for everyone on board HMS Lancaster when I assure our loved ones that we are thinking of them and thank them for their continued love and support.”

Press Release, June 18, 2013; Image: Royal Navy