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Richmond’s ready – frigate completes training in time for Armed Forces Day appearance
The Plymouth-based warship is the largest piece of military hardware on display in Falmouth this weekend as the Cornish port hosts the principal UK event celebrating the deeds – and people – of the nation’s armed forces.
The Type 23 frigate arrived in the town yesterday, fresh from completing Operational Sea Training just up the coast off Plymouth where the 200 souls aboard have spent the past six weeks being thoroughly assessed.
Fleet Operations Standards and Training (FOST) deliver a world-renowned training package – benefitting not just Royal Navy ships, who cannot deploy without passing the assessment, but frequently warships of the UK’s NATO allies as well.
For more than half HMS Richmond’s ship’s company OST was a new experience, so the pressure was on for more experienced hands to guide them – and for the more junior sailors aboard to step up to the challenge.