A bit of history in the Navy News for you!
full storyDestroyer HMS Gloucester has paid her respects to her forebear, 65 years after the Royal Navy suffered a mauling in the Battle of Crete.
Seven out of eight men of the wartime anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Gloucester went down when the ship was pounced upon by the Luftwaffe on May 22 1941.
The Navy successfully intervened to stop German reinforcements reaching the Mediterranean island by sea to bolster paratroopers who began arriving on May 20.
But in turning back the armada, the RN drew the wrath of the Luftwaffe upon it.
â€œWe all feel an affinity with those fallen Gloucestermen, our forebears, whose selfless bravery we honour today,â€ said the destroyerâ€™s Commanding Officer Cdr Mike Paterson.
Joined by SA Nathan Smit, the youngest member of Gloucesterâ€™s company, the CO cast a wreath over the cruiserâ€™s wreck.
Todayâ€™s Gloucester is accompanying flagship HMS Illustrious on her deployment to the Middle East; she will be back in Portsmouth at the height of summer.