What a day I had yesterday
Invited on board HMS Iron Duke as part of familes day. She sailed out into the Solent and did some capability demonstrations. High speed manouevres, 'go fast' attack repelling, rib launch and recovery under way, man overboard (bouy) with swimmer rescue (didn't envy the swimmer
) Lynx helicopter and a guided in depth tour of the ship.
Weather was perfect, great visibility and the sea gradually rising to make the rib recovery challenging (well I thought so
Very nice meal back at Gunwharf and then the bonus of meeting Ben (Jizm) on my way back (atrocious weather to drive home in)
Some pic's, do we know the folks in pic 1?