13 September 2010

UK In Action: Glacier Ahead

HMS Portland comes face to face with the remarkable size of the Nordenskjold Glacier in South Georgia. HMS Portland paid a reassurance visit to South Georgia, a remote UK Territory in the Southern Ocean. South Georgia is a pristine natural reserve where the first shots of the Falklands War were fired in 1982. The island was formerly used for a number of whaling stations until the industry's demise in the 1960's. HMS Portland is currently deployed for 7 months on Atlantic Patrol Task (South) (ATP(S)) where she will reassure UK overseas territories, Commonwealth and other friendly nations.

Image: UK MoD

By: Widow 6-7

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