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Royal Navy patrol boats visit

Patrol boats at Kirkwall Marina.
(The Orcadian/Craig Taylor)

FOUR of the Royal Navy’s P2000 Archer class patrol boats are in Orkney this week, as part of their summer deployment.

The ships — HMS Trumpeter, HMS Archer, HMS Explorer and HMS Example — support University Royal Naval Units (URNUs) and are spending a fortnight training on the east coast and north of Scotland.

During their deployment the vessels are conducting training to practice maritime skills, stopping-off at Kirkwall and  Stromness, as well as Westray and Stronsay in-between.

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