HMS Edinburgh's final day

HMS Edinburgh, the last remaining Type 42 destroyer, is returning to Portsmouth for the last time after completing her final deployment.

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HMS Edinburgh's final day of service

HMS Edinburgh will take part in a decommissioning ceremony in Portsmouth Credit: PA Wire

HMS Edinburgh will finally bow out of service today after 40years working across the globe.

The ship will take part in a decommissioning ceremony atPortsmouth Naval Base where the White Ensign flag will be lowered for the last time.

The ceremony is to be attended by hundreds of guests and HMS Edinburgh’s sponsor, Lady Heseltine, who launched the ship in 1983.

All 270 of the ship’s company will be on parade as the RAF Typhoon, Sea Fury and RN Historic Flight will perform a flypast.

HMS Edinburgh is the last of the Royal Navy’s fleet of Type 42 destroyers as they have been phased out for the successor Type 45 warships.

The final welcome home

HMS Edinburgh Credit: ITV News Meridian

Portsmouth will welcome, for the final time, HMS Edinburgh today. The only remaining Type 42 Destroyer, who's coming home from her last deployment, is being decommissioned this June.


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