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Lancaster heads for home
14 December 2015

HMS Lancaster has visited her final port before arriving home for Christmas.

The Type 23 frigate called in on Algiers for three days’ of defence engagement and official receptions.

Rounding off the short visit was a workout with several ships from the Algerian Navy including their newest, the Landing Platform Helicopter, Kalaat Béni Abbés.

Lancaster’s operations officer Lt Matthew Taborda said: “Our visit to Algiers marked the end of Lancaster’s long period of defence engagement throughout Africa.

“We’ve had a great opportunity to engage with our Algerian Navy colleagues who couldn’t have been more welcoming and hospitable.

“The exercises we conducted once we’d sailed showed them to be a very capable force and definitely one the Royal Navy would look forward to working with again in the future.”

Lancaster is now sailing for Portsmouth where more than 800 members of the crew’s families and friends are expected to greet her on Thursday.