The new Type 45 destroyer sailed more than 31,000 miles (50,000 kilometres) on security and counter-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Oman and the Gulf. HMS Diamond left Portsmouth in June shortly after launching the nation’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a ceremonial entry into the naval base .
HMS Diamond arrives home in time for Christmas
Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond tested her mettle against two of the fastest jet fighters in the world when she played cat and mouse with US Air Force F-15 Strike Eagles.
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HMS Diamond foils F-15 ‘attack’
One of the Royal Navy’s newest warships HMS Diamond has been working with one of her French counterpart near-identical twin ships in the Mediterranean Sea.
HMS Diamond exercises with her French counterpart
The Royal Air Force Club in London’s Piccadilly has hosted a gathering of Royal Honorary Air Commodores to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year as patron of the Club.
RAF Club hosts royal reception
HMS Diamond set sail from Portsmouth for the Middle East today on her maiden operational deployment.
HMS Diamond sets sail on maiden deployment