Westminster

HMS Westminster (F237)

HMS Westminster is currently deployed as part of a NATO task group, conducting a wide range of routine operations and exercises in Northern Europe.

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HMS Westminster sails from Portsmouth. Picture: PO Phot Dave Jenkins

HMS Westminster sails for NATO deployment

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HMS Westminster (F237) Latest News

Sailors, Royal Marines and RFA personnel recognised for outstanding contribution and excellence on operations

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HMS Westminster drives home for Christmas

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Current operation Standing NATO Maritime Group 1

  • Alongside in Portsmouth

    Alongside in her home port of Portsmouth Naval Base. Training our team and maintaining our equipment to make sure we are fighting fit for the challenge.

  • Alongside

    Alongside in her home port of Clyde Naval Base. Training our team and maintaining our equipment to make sure we are fighting fit for the challenge.

Location the North Sea and the Bay of biscay

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Unit History

The First HMS Westminster1918

The first HMS Westminster was one of the famous V and W-class destroyers built to deal with the first U-boat menace in the Great War. 

Battle Honours1940

North Sea 1940-45

World War 21940

In the Inter-War period the ship was held in reserve. She saw action during the Blitzkrieg campaign of 1940, helping to evacuate Allied troops from Flushing, before being damaged off Dunkirk.

Battle Honours1943

English Channel 1943

End Of An Era1948

The destroyer spent the bulk of the war defending coastal convoys, fending off attacks from German E-boats – fast heavily-armed motorboats.

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Commanding Officer Will Paston

Rank: Commander

Commander Will Paston joined the Royal Navy in 2000. He assumed command of HMS Westminster in July 2018

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Ship's Motto

For nation and for Glory

HMNB Portsmouth

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Ships motto

'Sans Peur' Without Fear

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