Touching moment five-year-old girl is reuinted with her sailor father after six months

Telegraph Reporters
Isabelle Jeffrey was tearful as she saw her father again -

This is the touching moment a five-year-old girl was reunited with her sailor father after his six month deployment in the Middle East.

Little Isabelle Jeffrey was overcome with emotion as she waved to her dad, Petty Officer Adam Jeffrey, 35, with her mother Luisa and four-year-old brother, Dominic.

Luisa Jeffrey from Sussex, and her daughter Isabelle, 5, and son Dominic, 4, await Adam Jeffrey's arrival Credit:  Andrew Matthews/PA

Mrs Jeffrey, 34, of Worthing, Sussex, said: "I'm very proud because it's his first deployment as a petty officer.

"I'm relieved for my children that their dad is home. Now he can watch them grow up."

Petty Officer Adam Jeffrey (right) is greeted by his daughter Isabelle, 5 Credit:  Andrew Matthews/PA

Thousands of tearful mothers, wives and children flocked to the dock to see their loved ones after a six month deployment.

The Royal Navy's largest operational ship, HMS Ocean, arrived in Plymouth, Devon, at around 9.30am today.

Petty Officer Adam Jeffrey (right) is greeted by his daughter Isabelle, 5, and wife Luisa (left) after coming ashore from HMS Ocean Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

The helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship had been deployed as part of the joint expeditionary force 16 and for three months was the command ship in the Gulf - the first navy warship to take this role.


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