HMS Montrose

Following the recent activities of our affiliated Frigate HMS Montrose in the Gulf, we thought you would find this exchange of E-mails of interest.

To Commander Will King – Commanding Officer HMS Montrose

As the Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, I am writing to let you know that we are all watching your successful operational activities in the Gulf with great interest and are proud of the role you are playing in keeping our sea-lanes open and defending our trade routes. Many sources have told us you are doing a very good job. We look forward to seeing your team when you are back in the UK, but in the meantime, stay safe and rest assured that we are all supporting you in full. BZ to all your team. 

Martin Riley

The Master

From Commander Will King

Sir, on behalf of my Ship’s Company, I would like to thank you for your kind words of support.  I have ensured that they are posted onto Daily Orders, as they will be well received by my team.  From a professional prospective we are relishing the operational challenges this region is presenting us, and remain clear on our intent to protect and reassure UK shipping interests. The team are in good sprits despite being on powdered milk, and we look forward to something stronger once back alongside in August! Thank you for your thoughts and please pass on our regards to the wider Company. 

Go well,

Will King

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