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HMS Richmond docked at Cam Ranh, for a four-day visit, with time to appreciate the view (Picture: HMS Richmond Twitter).
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Good Morning, Vietnam: CSG21 Ship HMS Richmond Docks In Cam Ranh

HMS Richmond's visit comes on the 10th anniversary of the United Kingdom and Vietnam defence co-operation.

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HMS Richmond docked at Cam Ranh, for a four-day visit, with time to appreciate the view (Picture: HMS Richmond Twitter).

Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond has docked in the Vietnamese city of Cam Ranh and has been greeted with a grand welcoming ceremony.

The Royal Navy vessel docked in Cam Ranh on Friday, beginning a four-day visit, which falls on the 10th anniversary of the British and Vietnamese defence co-operation.

HMS Richmond, part of the UK's Carrier Strike Group (CSG21), was greeted in the welcome ceremony by representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs of Khanh Hoa Province, Navy Region 4, Border Guard, Cam Ranh International Port and the British Embassy Hanoi.

Earlier this week, the CSG21, spearheaded by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, conducted exercises with units from the Royal New Zealand Navy (NZDF).

This comes after HMS Queen Elizabeth and the CSG21 recently departed Guam after successful maintenance and time ashore

And on Wednesday, warship HMS Richmond sailed through the Taiwan Strait – prompting China to accuse Britain of engaging in behaviour that "harbours evil intentions".

The UK-led Carrier Strike Group is on a 28-week deployment, covering 26,000 nautical miles including passages through the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, from the Gulf of Aden to the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean to the Philippine Sea.

Watch: HMS Richmond crew take part in a Hands to Bathe tradition.