HMS Gloucester is on the final leg of her Atlantic Patrol South deployment where she has been on patrol around the Falkland islands
Whilst the Gloucester was betherd in Miami 6 Petty Officers hit the road for a 965 Mile journey to visit the British cemetery on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina to conduct a service of remembrance at the for the crew of HMT Bedfordshire, an armed anti-submarine trawler during World War II.
The 6 PO's also took the opportunity to thank the US Coastguard and local residents of the island who currently maintain the memorial.
Personnel involved were PO(AWW) Bomber Mills, PO(AWW) Dusty Rhodes, PO(EW) Jim Anger, POET (WE) Paul Shannon, POET(WE) Chris Parnell-Smith and POET(WE) Billy Walton
After the ceremony they hit the road again for the 761 miles trip to New York to rejoin the ship, managing catch an Ice Hockey game in Raleigh and some sightseeing in Washington DC along the way.