A Portsmouth-based minehunter has been on a goodwill visit to Algeria.
HMS Cattistock, heading NATO’s Standing Naval Mine Counter-Measures Group 2, visited the country where she hosted NATO and Algerian Officers.
While in the country’s capital, visiting officers were offered a capability demonstration as well as a presentation on NATO’s maritime role.
Away from the formalities, NATO personnel also played the Algerian Military Football Team and were treated to a traditional Algerian feast at the Military Academy.
More top news
Thursday morning's weather for the east of the region
Thursday morning's weather for the west of the region
Robert Weighton and Alfred Smith only became pen pals two years ago - and today Britain's oldest men both celebrated their 109th birthdays.