HRH THE CROWN PRINCE OF THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN VISITS BRITISH SUBMARINE HMS TRIUMPH AND SUPPORT VESSEL RFA DILIGENCE

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of Bahrain visited the Royal Navy submarine HMS Triumph and the support vessel, RFA Diligence on Dec. 29 during a recent port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Mina Salman Port.  British Defence Attache, Commander Chris Moorey Royal Navy met His Royal Highness at the port where he was escorted to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel, RFA Diligence.

The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the periscope of HMS Triumph (image by Lieutenant Gary H Turner Royal Navy - MOD / Crown Copyright 2011)

HM Ambassador His Excellency Iain Lindsay OBE and Commodore Simon Ancona, Commander of the United Kingdom Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) received the Crown Prince on board Diligence. 

His Royal Highness was introduced to Commander Rob Dunn, Commanding Officer of the nuclear submarine HMS Triumph, before being welcomed aboard the Trafalgar class submarine where he was given a presentation about the submarine’s capabilities and a short tour including the operations control room and a look through the periscope.

Commodore Ancona explains the finer points of the submarine (image by Lieutenant Gary H Turner Royal Navy - MOD / Crown Copyright 2011)

Commanding Officer Cdr Rob Dunn said:
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to explain to His Royal Highness the Crown Prince how the Royal Navy’s submarine fleet conducts operations in support of Maritime Security in the region.  We were able to brief him on the submarine’s recent contribution to support NATO’s mission in Libya.  The ship’s company have received excellent hospitality and have very much enjoyed their brief visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

HRH watches with interest as he is briefed on Triumph's capabilities (image by Lieutenant Gary H Turner Royal Navy - MOD / Crown Copyright 2011)

HRH The Crown Prince spoke of the “strong and secure relations that both countries enjoy, to promote the continued peace and stability in the region.”   His son, HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, who also accompanied him on  the visit, will shortly be returning to the United Kingdom on an exchange programme with the British Army.

HRH is piped on board HMS TRIUMPH (image by Lieutenant Gary H Turner Royal Navy - MOD / Crown Copyright 2011)Watched by his son and UKMCC, HRH enters HMS Triumph (image by Lieutenant Gary H Turner Royal Navy - MOD / Crown Copyright 2011)

 

Watched by his son and UKMCC, HRH enters HMS Triumph (image by Lieutenant Gary H Turner Royal Navy - MOD / Crown Copyright 2011)

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