HMS Diamond has sailed from Portsmouth for the Mediterranean where the ship will provide ‘reassurance to allies in the region’ say the Ministry of Defence.
Commander Ben Keith, the Commanding Officer of HMS Diamond, said:
“I’m thrilled that HMS Diamond is once again at sea on operations to keep our nation safe. I am proud of every single sailor in this ship for the work they have put in to get us ready for this mission. I also want to pay tribute to our families as none of what we do could be achieved without their support while we are away from home.”
HMS Diamond recently returned from a visit to the Polish port of Gdynia, and had previously been involved in monitoring Russian warship activity in areas of UK interest.
Lieutenant Commander Oliver Clark, the ship’s Logistics Officer, said:
“After a busy summer we are ready to get back to work for our next mission, having spent a short period alongside to get ready. This is going to be a challenging deployment for everyone on board, but pressure is what makes a Diamond shine.”