Saturday, 20 September 2008


HM Naval Base Clyde has, since June 2006, been home to the First Mine Countermeasures Squadron of the Royal Navy.  The squadron consists of the eight ships of the 'Sandown' Class remaining in the RN; originally twelve strong, some members of the class have already been withdrawn. This view shows four of the class - from left to right, WALNEY (M104), PEMBROKE (M107), GRIMSBY (M108) and SHOREHAM (M112) alongside this afternoon, while one of the MoD Police launches keeps a watchful eye over them.