Carrier Crew Pound the Deck to Help Caribbean Island
The roar of jet engines and throb of rotor blades on HMS Prince of Wales has been replaced by puffing and panting of sailors.
Nearly three dozen crew on the aircraft carrier have vowed to collectively cover the distance from Portsmouth to St Vincent – 4,215 miles – to help shipmates and their families.
The principal island in the Caribbean island chain was badly effected when La Soufrière volcano erupted earlier this year.
More than 500 sailors across the Royal Navy come from the Commonwealth nation – including roughly one in 20 of the 700-plus-strong ship’s company of the Portsmouth-based aircraft carrier...read the full article here: https://bit.ly/3kqgO4j