Local Assembly Member Nick Ramsay was delighted to attend the re-dedication of HMS Monmouth at Devonport, Plymouth last Thursday. The Lord Lieutenant and other dignitaries were also present to mark this important day for the ship being formally returned to the Fleet after two years of refit and trials.
Speaking today Nick said:
“Monmouth can be justly proud of the ship that bears its name, and our links with HMS Monmouth/The Black Duke, are strong and lasting.
“I was honoured to be asked to inspect the platoon during my visit. The crew certainly are a tribute to their families and their country, and the ship looks superb following its refit which will stand it in good stead for the next tour of duty.
“It was also good to catch up with the staff of Kingstone Brewery from Tintern, who supply HMS Monmouth with Real Ale, including Black Duke Ale specifically made for the ship.
“I wish HMS Monmouth all the best over the coming months, and I look forward to welcoming the ship to Cardiff in spring next year.”