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  • 23 May 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Richmond, currently undertaking high intensity training at Flag Officer Sea Training in preparation for her forthcoming deployment, successfully completed yesterday a simulated counter narcotics operation with a multi-million pound drugs seizure. Throughout the exercise HMS Richmond worked in close liaison with the Cape Verde Coastguard Law Enforcement Detachment and representatives from the UK’s Serious […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond will sail up the River Thames and go alongside at West India Dock today for the start of a five-day visit to the capital. HMS Richmond is affiliated to Richmond-upon-Thames – and also to Richmond in North Yorkshire – and the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Robert Pedre, […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Combined Task Force 150’s (CTF-150) flagship, French Ship (FS) Var, had on-going interactions in the Indian Ocean with Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Richmond, who has been operating in direct support to CTF-150. This meeting at sea was the occasion for Commander CTF150 Captain (Capt) Crignola to meet HMS Richmond’s Commanding officer, Commander (Cdr). Anderson onboard […]

  • 7 March 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Richmond was pleased to welcome Mr Douglas Bell of the Royal Naval Association (Newbury Branch) for a short visit whilst the Ship was alongside HM Naval Base Portsmouth recently. Mr Bell (a former Charge Chief Petty Officer with 28 years service in the Royal Navy) had come onboard primarily to visit his daughter, Lieutenant […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Having arrived at Cape Verde (19th August), the crew of HMS Richmond did not waste any time in putting the theory learnt from the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre (Narcotics) (MAOC(N)) briefings (received previously in Lisbon, Portugal), into practice with an intensive training programme. A significant amount of work was conducted with the Cape Verde […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    With a flash of fire and smoke Royal Navy warship HMS Richmond has bared her teeth as she blasted targets into oblivion using two Seawolf missiles. The Type 23 frigate destroyed two fast sea skimming targets while on a live firing exercise off the South coast exercise areas, demonstrating the power Royal Navy warships wield. […]

  • 8 August 2013

    Portsmouth based warship HMS Richmond sailed on August 5 for a routine seven-month Atlantic Patrol Tasking. Maintaining the continuous Royal Naval presence in the Atlantic, the Type 23 Frigate will provide ongoing protection and reassurance to British interests within the region. The Atlantic Patrol Task will see Richmond undertake maritime security operations, including counter narcotics […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Portsmouth-based HMS Richmond has been putting her ship’s company through their paces during operational sea training.   Designed to test the full capability of a type 23, Richmond has been conducting high intensity warfighting exercises in all environments, from air through to anti submarine operations. However there are also a number of exercises that test […]

  • 27 January 2014

    Royal Navy type 23 frigate HMS Richmond has achieved another milestone in her navigational history by maneuvering her way thorough the the Panama Canal for the first time.   Bound for maritime security patrols in the Caribbean, with this passage HMS Richmond joined numerous other Royal Navy warships to cross the canal. “Despite being Richmond’s […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    UK warship HMS Richmond has joined the EU mission in the Mediterranean to tackle migrant smugglers. HMS Richmond has new powers to stop and detain suspected migrant smugglers and disable their vessels. The Type 23 frigate’s arrival comes after the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2240 (2015) which gives her Commanding Officer […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Training & Education

    As part of her Atlantic Patrol Tasking, HMS Richmond has conducted an informal visit to the British overseas territory of Saint Helena to provide support to their emergency services and also engage with key personalities on the island. The visit also provided the opportunity for one of Richmond’s sailors to return home for the first […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In an effort to strengthen ties between UK and India, HMS Richmond, Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate, is visiting Goa from September 27 to October 01. Currently moored at Goa’s Mormugao Port Trust, HMS Richmond has been operating in the Arabian Sea to counter heroin smuggling; these smugglers aim to reach the western shores by passing through the […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Richmond’s Ship’s Company were honoured to host an Affiliates’ Day in Portsmouth, proudly demonstrating the significant upgrades to the ship installed during the recent upkeep period in September. HMS Richmond is immensely proud of her many affiliations both in the London Borough of Richmond and in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Representatives from the Worshipful Company […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond has taken part in training exercises with UK Merlin helicopters in the Indian Ocean. The training is part of a package that will advance anti submarine warfare tactics. Working with 820 Naval Air Squadron Merlin Mk 2 helicopters, also deployed in the region, Richmond made use of her […]

  • 19 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Portsmouth based Type 23 Frigate HMS Richmond is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of her launch by welcoming back on board guests that have played a significant role in her life so far. The ships company were proud to welcome on board their sponsor, Lady Hill-Norton who launched the ship at Swan Hunter Shipbuilders back in […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Nudging between the rocks in the Kyle Akin, HMS Richmond is safely guided through narrow waters separating the Scottish mainland from the Isle of Skye by specialist navigators. The navigators have been tested to the limit over the past fortnight aboard the Portsmouth-based frigate, which has sailed the length and breadth of the British Isles […]

  • 17 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from frigate HMS Richmond have been put through their paces with a disaster relief exercise under the watchful eye of Flag Officer Sea Training in Devonport. HMS Richmond has spent the last five weeks conducting Basic Operational Sea Training (BOST) under the expert instruction of the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation based in […]

  • 8 November 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Richmond has had the pleasure of welcoming onboard Commander British Forces as she carries out her South Atlantic Patrol Tasking. HMS Richmond’s Commanding Officer, Commander Robert G Pedre, and the ship’s company welcomed Commander British Forces, Air Commodore Russell La Forte CBE, for an extended visit. Embarking via the ship’s helicopter, the primary aim […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Nearly a tonne of heroin has been seized in a series of busts in the Indian Ocean – made possible by the use of the Royal Navy’s cutting edge technology. Six boats carrying narcotics were boarded off the east coast of Africa and their cargoes seized by an international task force which included British frigate […]

  • 15 February 2012
    Training & Education

    A group of sailors from the Portsmouth based HMS Richmond have carried out team work training using HMS Raleigh’s high ropes course, as the ship undergoes a maintenance period at Devonport Naval Base, in Plymouth. HMS Richmond sent eight Junior Ratings to the Royal Navy training base in Cornwall to test their mettle on the […]

  • 16 April 2014

    In a ceremony in HMNB Portsmouth, Commander Mark Anderson Royal Navy has assumed Command of the Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond, succeeding Commander Robert Pedre Royal Navy   Commander Anderson, whose career highlights have included commanding both HMS Mersey and HMS Clyde, is HMS Richmond’s eleventh Commanding Officer. The outgoing Captain, Commander Pedre had been […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter from 815 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, lit up the night sky with her decoy flares as part of an exercise in the Indian Ocean. The helicopter is on a nine-month deployment to the Gulf with HMS Richmond, a Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate which is silhouetted in the background. […]

  • 21 January 2014

    Royal Navy warship HMS Richmond has paid a visit to port of Balboa, Panama on her way back from a seven month deployment to Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South) via the Pacific Ocean.   The visit will enable the ship to replenish, before she heads out to transit the Panama Canal, which celebrates its 100th birthday […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Army and RAF personnel have been getting their sea legs on board HMS Richmond while on her patrol of the South Atlantic. The Yorkshire Regiment and 230 Squadron RAF are affiliated to the Portsmouth-based Type-23 frigate and seven personnel were given the opportunity to stay on board and experience life at sea. During the three-day […]

  • 20 February 2014

    The Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond returns to Portsmouth on Friday (February 21) following a successful seven-month Atlantic patrol.   The frigate has spent 2,881 hours at sea, covered 33,316 nautical miles, visited seven foreign countries (Portugal, Cape Verde, South Africa, Panama, Colombia, Bahamas and the United States of America) and five British […]

  • 1 December 2015

    The crew of a Royal Navy warship have seized around £3m ($4.5m)  worth of cannabis during a security patrol in the Mediterranean. The Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Richmond sent up her Lynx helicopter that spotted what was believed to be a drug smuggling boat and immediately moved in to investigate. With Richmond nearby her Royal Marine […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Training & Education

      The Captain and crew of HMS Richmond were delighted to welcome onboard two affiliates from the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers during a recent period of sea training. Having previously visited HMS Richmond during an Affiliate’s Day held alongside in Portsmouth, Mr and Mrs William Daniels Esq, both Court Assistants within the Worshipful Company, were […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Richmond was privileged to host the Initial Command and Staff Course (Air) from the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Shrivenham in early September. The forty Royal Air Force Officers were welcomed onboard HMS Richmond by the ship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Robert G Pedre RN in Portsmouth Naval Base. The Staff Course Officers […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Richmond has been playing host to personnel in the final stages of advanced warfare training while also completing trials to ensure her engines are fit to fight. The training, which was held off the South West coast, saw the Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate come under simulated attack from land, sea and air as part […]