HMS Bulwark Returns Home to Devonport
Royal Navy’s Amphibious Assault Ship HMS Bulwark is on her way back to Devonport today after conducting a humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean.
During her 60 day mission, HMS Bulwark rescued almost 5000 people from their stricken wooden and rubber boats, including many pregnant women and unaccompanied children, often suffering from exposure, dehydration and sea sickness after their perilous journey from Libya.
Along with 3 Merlin helicopters from 814 Squadron in Cornwall providing the ‘eyes in the sky’, HMS Bulwark was directed by the Prime Minister to conduct her Search and Rescue mission in the Central Mediterranean.
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