After nearly three years in command of the Royal Navy’s most capable warship, the Type 45 Destroyer HMS Daring, Commander Phil Dennis has just handed over to Commander Marcus Hember.

Gibraltar PHOTEXHMS Daring joined Combined Maritime Forces CTF 150 in October and has been working tirelessly in support of counter terrorism operations and maritime security operations ever since alongside the other 30 nations who represent CMF.

As he rode past the applauding sailors, Commander Dennis said, ” It has been my privilege to have been the Captain of HMS Daring and I hope that you are as proud of your efforts as I am of you.”

One of the many traditions on the Royal Navy is that when a commanding officer leaves his ship he does so in style! Normally, the ship’s company will try to organize a farewell that he or she will remember! We think you’ll agree that Commander Dennis will be talking about this departure for a very long time!