From Lieutenant J Wyper Royal Navy, 14 March 2007
The Ship is approaching the end of an extremely busy period of maintenance and once all systems have been proved correct and fully functional there will a well deserved Easter Leave period when the Ship's Company will be able to spend some valuable time with their families. On our return ARGYLL will sail, conducting various training serials in preparation for our forthcoming deployment, this will be coupled with a visit to Liverpool where we will be involved with teh 25th Anniversary of the Falklands conflict. The pace will then increase once again as the Ship prepares to undertake Directed Contination Training (DCT) here in our port of plymouth. This is a comprehensive two week programme designed to prepare the Ship and her Company for the deployment, supporting Maritime Security Operations in Operation CALASH. The training will cover all manner of scenarios that we may potentially face as a front-line sea-going Unit over the coming months.
The Affiliation Day is presently planned for, but yet to be confirmed. I will keep you informed of our plans for that day and Commander Chandler is very much looking forward to meeting you and other members of your Company.
As always we are delighted that HMS ARGYLL maintains such a strong affiliation and look very much forward to meeting you in the near future.