Cold war in the HIGH NORTH

Stunning Northern Lights show envelops Royal Navy frigate on Arctic patrol

CLEARING A COMMUNICATIONS LAMP AFTER A HEAVY SNOW SQUALL
LPHOT DAN ROSENBAUM/MOD
LEFT: AS THE FRIGATE RETURNED WEST TOWARD THE NORWEGIAN SEA THE SHIP’S COMPANY WERE TREATED TO A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY COURTESY OF THE AURORA BOREALIS. WITH THE SKY ALIVE WITH DANCING SWIRLS AND STREAKS OF GREEN, AWESTRUCK SAILORS STARED TO THE SKIES
LPHOT KYLE HELLER/MOD

The Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster has completed a two-week patrol of the Arctic and enjoyed the spectacular sights offered by the region’s most famous natural phenomenon – the Northern Lights.

After topping up supplies in the Shetland Islands, the frigate began her 3,000-mile voyage through the Norwegian Sea and into the Arctic Circle.

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