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Royal Navy sends message of love home on Valentine's Day

Sailors in the Gulf created a giant heart on HMS Monmouth for a bespoke Valentine's card. Photo: Royal Navy

Members of the Royal Navy serving thousands of miles away from home have sent touching messages home to their loved ones on Valentine's Day.

The giant heart was created on the flight deck of HMS Monmouth. Credit: Royal Navy

Sailors in the Gulf created a giant heart on the flight deck of HMS Monmouth for a bespoke Valentine's card.

Members of 40 Commando Royal Marines sent Valentine's Day cards home to their loved ones. Credit: Royal Navy

Meanwhile 40 Commando Royal Marines based at MOB Price in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, penned messages to their sweethearts for February 14.

A member of the Royal Navy writes a Valentine's Day card from Afghanistan. Credit: Royal Navy

Royal Navy photographer Will Haigh, on board HMS Monmouth, said he wanted to create something special for the occassion.

I wanted to give the ship’s company something to send home to their families that was personal, but still involved as many people as possible.

With that in mind I was really pleased at how the Valentine’s photograph turned out and I hope people’s loved ones will like it as well.

A member of 40 Commando Royal Marines holds up a message of love. Credit: Royal Navy

The romantic shipmates have also organised a spa day back in the UK for their other halves.