CSG21

Watch: Hundreds greet HMS Richmond's Devonport return from CSG21

The Type 23 frigate was the only Plymouth-based warship deployed on the Carrier Strike Group 21 mission.

The Royal Navy's HMS Richmond has returned to Devonport after more than 200 days deployed on the Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21) mission.

The Type 23 frigate's crew were greeted by hundreds of family and friends, with Richmond the only Plymouth warship involved in the deployment.

The homecoming coincides with several vessels arriving home in Portsmouth following CSG21, including Navy flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth. 

HMS Defender and HMS Diamond sailed into Portsmouth this morning, while HMS Kent returns on Friday.

BFBS Live Events supported HMS Richmond's homecoming with a big screen showing a livestream of the frigate as she came alongside in Devonport.