Devonport-based HMS Monmouth has made a return visit to her "home town" for the first time in three years.
The ship was given the Freedom of the town of Monmouth in 2004 and on Sunday (21 March) the crew exercised this right by parading through the town in the traditional style, bayonets fixed, drums beating and colours flying. They were cheered by hundreds of residents.
The ship leaves Cardiff on Thursday (24 March) to return to her base port of Plymouth for routine maintenance ahead of intensive operational training in the summer.
Royal Marines on HMS Monmouth have been cycling round-the-clock while at sea to raise money for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
A bike has been mounted on a turbo trainer on the Plymouth based frigate. Nine commandos intend to clock up 4,825 miles between them.