UK’s Devonport Naval Base welcomes new fleet commander

Royal Navy’s Devonport Naval Base has welcomed a new fleet commander in a ceremony in Plymouth.

Commodore Rob Bellfield is the new Commander Devonport Flotilla after a supersession event to replace Commodore Paul Halton who goes onto a new post.

Cdre Bellfield is a former commanding officer of the training establishment HMS Raleigh and captain of three frigates.

Cdre Halton was waved off from his headquarters by his staff as he conducted a final inspection of berthed ships on a river tour on board HMS Dasher.