British warship tracks Russian Navy vessel through English Channel
The Portsmouth-based ship remained at sea on Christmas Day to monitor the Russian vessel, the Royal Navy announced.
"Leaving our families at this time of year is especially difficult, but national security doesn't stop for Christmas, and as one of the duty units over the festive period we had bags packed and were ready to go. We had members of the ship's company returning at short notice from all over the country and, hard as it is for those left at home, we are committed to keeping Britain safe all year round," Commander Jon Browett, HMS Tyne's Commanding Officer commented.
"Our families understand our role and undoubtedly make a tangible contribution to national security through their continued support. The UK's trade, economy and information networks depend on the sea, and this operation demonstrates the Royal Navy's commitment to protecting our home waters at all times," he added.
The ship’s company of HMS Tyne are among thousands of service personnel on active duty this Christmas, in operations all over the world.
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