HMS Richmond’s crew has repaired a school in India while deployed in the region.

Crew from the vessel spent time while their ship visited the Indian state of Goa to lend a helping hand at the Mango Tree Trust school.

HMS Richmond is a Duke class Type 23 frigate, originally designed for anti-submarine warfare in the North Atlantic, the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates have proven their versatility in warfighting, peace-keeping and maritime security operations around the globe.

The school earlier this year saw the crew of survey ship HMS Enterprise repair some of the basic services such as water and electricity supplies.

The crew restored school desks, fixed electrical wiring and cut down trees in the garden.

HMS Richmond’s doctor, Surgeon Lieutenant Rob Arrwoodward, said:

“The ship’s company have a diverse skill range – everyone has brought something different to the table. I’m just glad we could help.”

The vessel is near the end of a nine-month deployment to the Gulf and Indian Ocean region to protect the sea lanes and tackle illegal activity. HMS Richmond will be home shortly before Christmas.


  1. I find it strange that a nation that can afford such rapid military expansion and a space programme needs help looking after its people, but then again seeing as how through british charity they get it done for them why would they


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