Lieutenant Tom Reed, Navigator on HMS Argyll, told Forces News: "The Royal Navy in 2018 is deployed to the far corners of the globe.
"So, it's still very much important to pause and to take a moment to remember the sacrifices made by our forebears wherever we are in the world."
Out in the Pacific, HMS Argyll paused to remember the 840 Royal Navy sailors from HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales who were killed in the same shores in December 1941. The ships were sunk by the Japanese, north of Singapore.
"During Exercise Bersama Lima 18, the ship has been operating in close proximity to the wrecks of HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse," Lieutenant Reed explained.