It has been an absolute pleasure to strengthen our affiliation with Yeovil Town Football Club, especially at a local derby against Plymouth, our base port.

Commander Tim Berry

Dave Linney, commercial manager of Yeovil FC said: "On behalf of the club chairman John Fry and all at Yeovil Town Football Club that it was a pleasure to welcome the captain and some crew members of HMS Somerset for our south west derby versus Plymouth Argyle.

"We hope to cement our association with HMS Somerset and hopefully be in a position to visit the ship on its return to British waters."

HMS Somerset’s Commanding Officer Commander Tim Berry RN praised the association between Club and Ship: “It has been an absolute pleasure to strengthen our affiliation with Yeovil Town Football Club, especially at a local derby against Plymouth, our base port.

"Yeovil pulled out all the stops for our visit and it was a pleasure to represent the Navy at half time and meet some of the players."