School children from Portsmouth were treated to a very special day on board one of the Royal Navy’s frontline frigates in Portsmouth Navy Base.
The children, who all have parents who are serving members of the Armed Forces, got an exclusive tour around the Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans, which is nicknamed the ‘Saint’, before she continues her duties as the Fleet Ready Escort for the Royal Navy.
Lieutenant Commander James Thompson, HMS St Albans’ Logistics Officer said:
“Today the children got a chance to see, touch and get a real feel for the environment where their Mums or Dads work. The Naval Families Federation organised the visit and work closely with a lot of local schools and their after school clubs. An opportunity like this gives the children a greater insight to what we do and how we live at sea. It explains a lot more than any phone call or video link, when we’re deployed.”