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HMS Ledbury in Polish exercise
5:50pm Friday 1st November 2013 in News
ROYAL Navy Minehunter HMS Ledbury has joined personnel and ships from across the world in an international exercise testing the ability of different naval forces to work together.
The ship and her crew are taking part in a NATO operation in Poland involving naval forces from nations including Germany, Norway, Italy, Belgium and Holland.
During its voyage the ship passed over the Jutland bank off the north west cost of Denmark where more than 8,000 men were killed in the only major naval clash of the First World War and the crew held a memorial for those who died in the battle.
Commanding officer Lieutenant Commander Simon Pressdee said: “To achieve a few moments reflecting with my crew on the Battle of Jutland while passing over this maritime battlefield was a real honour, as few warships are able to visit such an important place in Royal Naval history.”
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