HMS Richmond

Ministry of Defence written question – answered am ar 9 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Royal Navy’s press release of 9 January 2024, entitled HMS Richmond heads to Gulf to support Diamond and Lancaster safeguard shipping, when he plans HMS Richmond will arrive on station.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The Department does not normally comment on deployments due to operational sensitivity, however in this case, as announced by the Secretary of State for Defence, the Department can confirm that HMS RICHMOND arrived on 5 February 2024 to replace HMS DIAMOND. This follows HMS DIAMOND’s service on operations defending shipping against continued Houthi attacks.

HMS RICHMOND now takes on the mantle, safeguarding shipping in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden alongside other Royal Navy, UK & NATO Partners, as part of the UK’s enduring commitment to ensuring Freedom of Navigation, and maintaining security of global shipping lanes.

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