HMS Dragon returns

HMS Dragon has returned home after completing her maiden deployment. Her routine security patrol east of Suez was extended by a month after she was diverted to the Mediterranean to provide air defence for UK bases in Cyprus as the war in Syria escalated.

The Type 45 destroyer’s eight-month patrol was rounded off with a 17-gun salute, as she passed the War Memorial at Southsea, and flypasts by a Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter and a Royal Navy Lynx helicopter as she sailed into Portsmouth Harbour.


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