Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France.

Commander Stephen Higham

HMS Defender is on a nine month mission to the Middle East conducting Air Command and Control duties as well as maritime security operations in the region.

She will work with both the US and French Carrier Strike Groups as part of the Combined Maritime Force’s 30-nation maritime force.

The ship is capable of controlling the airspace across an area of 150,000 square miles (twice the size of Portugal) whilst being able to defend a task group of ships against attack from the air, either by aircraft or missiles.

Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering)

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