We are proud to support this historic NATO summit.

Commander Richard Atkinson RN

He continued, “My team are also looking forward to visiting the great city of Cardiff, known amongst sailors for its warm and vibrant welcome.”

Over the next two days a small flotilla of NATO warships will also assemble in Cardiff for the international event.

Alongside HMS Duncan will be ships from France (La Motte-Picquet – an anti-submarine frigate), Norway (HNoMS Skudd – a corvette), Lithuanian (LKL Kursis – a minehunter) and the Netherlands (HNLMS Urk – a minesweeper) which will all be engaged in official, ceremonial and public duties.

As well as their official duties all the ship’s companies have been invited to participate in a NATO Summit (maritime) 7-a-side football tournament. Competition organiser Lieutenant Commander Brian Hayse said: “There has been great support for this event from all of the ships I am sure it will be a friendly but very competitive tournament.”

To finish on a high for the assembled flotilla Cardiff City Council has planned a Public Military Event (Meet the Services) around Roath Basin where the public will be able to visit the warships and meet elements of the Royal Air Force and Army.

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