The Type 23 frigate has a new lease of life as one of the most advanced fighting ships in the fleet due to a £20 million docking and upgrade in her home port of Devonport Naval Base in partnership with Babcock Marine . HMS Somerset ’s commanding officer, Commander Mike Smith, said: I am incredibly proud to be taking HMS Somerset back to sea after what has been a highly productive upgrade
It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith from the Corps of Royal Engineers. Lance Corporal Smith was killed in action on Friday 10th August 2012.
When the royal newly-weds greet the public on Friday from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, RAF pilot Squadron Leader Ian Smith will perform a special wedding day flypast from the cockpit of a Spitfire. Report by Lorraine McBride.