HMS Defender docks in Sri Lanka on way home

Royal Navy’s Type 45 frigate HMS Defender has visited the island nation of Sri Lanka on its return from the Arabian Gulf.

The warship visited Colombo to take on stores and fuel and give the ship’s company a rest from their nine month deployment to the Gulf where they are conducting Air Command and Control duties with the coalition carrier task groups.

It was also an opportunity for the ship to focus on her other key role in the region – that of building international relations.

During the visit, Defender hosted the British High Commissioner, His Excellency James Dauris.

The ship was also visited by 30 delegates from the Sri Lankan Navy who witnessed capability demonstrations and received tours of the ship.

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