HMS Albion, HMS Duncan, HMS Hurworth, HMS St Albans, HMS Dragon, HMS Echo, HMS Kent and HMS Echo each received funding towards the cost of their 2019 Families Days at Sea, Pre-deployment Days and Homecoming Days. Portsmouth Flotilla also received funding for its Families Day at HMS Excellent on Whale Island, Portsmouth.
"I would like to say thank you on behalf of my shipmates. I cannot overstate the impact an event like this has on Ship's Company morale, particularly after an intense deployment. It is fair to say that the effect on our time away is even greater on our families and so the opportunity to welcome us home, directly from the berth is amazing. I can't state enough how wonderful your help throughout has been." Lt Toby Howett, HMS Albion.