It was great to get the lads out in tough conditions, do what we are trained to do. As divers, its not often we get to work this closely on real shapes

Lieutenant David Griffiths, Mine Clearance Diving Officer HMS Chiddingfold

Mine Clearance Diving Officer, Lieutenant David Griffiths, said, “It was great to get the lads out in tough conditions, do what we are trained to do. As divers, its not often we get to work this closely on real shapes”.

Lieutenant Commander David Louis, Commanding Officer of HMS Chiddingfold, said, “I’m very proud of the fact that my team has excelled in this exercise. It’s fantastic to work closely with our allies from the US as well as our sister ships from the UK.”

MCMEX 17-2 consisted of Royal Naval ships Chiddingfold, Bangor and Penzance, as well as US allies USS Devastator, Gladiator and Dextrous.