French warship spotted in Edinburgh as it embarks on two month mission

A French warship has docked in Edinburgh as it ventures on a two-month mission.

The grey frigate, called Premier Maître L’Her, left Brest in France on February 19 and set sail for a two-month mission in the North Atlantic.

It made its way to Portugal before it was seen in Cardiff. Now, on April 12, it has berthed in the Port of Leith near the Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Taking to social media, Police Scotland Edinburgh North East said: 'We welcomed French Warship PREMIER-MAITRE L'HER into Leith today. As a team we hope you have an enjoyable visit here in Edinburgh."

According to the French Government's Ministry of Armed Forces, during this mission, the ship is 'cooperating with NATO allies, including Portugal, Canada and the United States'. It adds that the mission will also 'demonstrate French cooperation in this strategic area.'.

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