The efforts of HMS Echo’s ship’s company on Operation Litten cannot be understated and this visit from His Royal Highness was a very well received reward following months of hard work on deployment,

Lt Will Mills

In addition to her rescue/counter-trafficking duties in the central Mediterranean, more recently the ship has resumed her traditional role of providing an accurate picture of the seabed by surveying the waters around Malta at the request of the Commonwealth nation’s government.

The results of that work were outlined for the prince by Cdr Norgate, assisted by some of the impressive and colourful 3D scans produced by Echo’s suite of hydrographic and sonar equipment.

And two of the ship’s company – PO(CS) Garry Warnes from Crownhill in Plymouth and WO1 Bryan Doody from Dunfermline – were presented with clasps to their Long Service and Good Conduct medal by Prince Charles, recognising the 67 combined years of service they have given to the Royal Navy so far.

Hydrography and Meteorology Specialist

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