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Reaching your 1000th flying hour is an achievement for any Naval Aviator but to do it whilst deployed on operations, having successfully disrupted three Pirate Action Groups and seized millions of pounds worth of illegal narcotics, will make this particular milestone all the more memorable for Petty Officer Leigh Williams.

Captain Nick Hine RN, CO HMS Westminster, stands in centre of Merlin Flight 502 for Petty Officer (Air Crewman) Leigh “Bungy” Williams’ 1000 hours of flying presentation. Photographer ET (WE) Katie Shaw.

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Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 Commander, Rear Adm. Tanin Likitawong, Royal Thai Navy, visited HMS Westminster, May 3.

Rear Adm. Tanin Likitawong, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, and Officer Commanding Royal Marines (OCRM), Capt. Will Hall, Royal Marines, speaks with members of HMS Westminster.

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Combined Task Force 150 (CTF), one of three Task Forces within Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) conducted a successful disruption of a vessel carrying illicit cargo in the Indian Ocean, Apr. 13, 2012.

HMS Westminster’s Merlin helicopter located a suspect dhow approximately 100 miles from the ships position before the ship closed the distance to conduct a compliant boarding.

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