HMS Dragon Visits Simon’s Town, South Africa

Royal Navy’s destroyer HMS Dragon arrived in Simon’s Town, South Africa, on Friday, February 6, 2015.

The vessel was accompanied by HMS Gold Rover.

HMS Dragon announced her arrival with a traditional naval 21-gun-salute which was returned by Lower North Battery in Simon’s Town. The ships are currently deployed on operation Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South) and will conduct necessary maintenance in Simon’s Town. The ships will remain in Simon’s Town until February 27, 2015, followed by a visit to Cape Town in March 2015.

The Royal Navy ships and units on Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South) are there to provide on-going protection reassurance to British interests in the South Atlantic, maintaining the continuous Royal Naval presence in the Atlantic.

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Image: SA Navy