Last year, HMS Ocean deployed for 7 weeks that turned into 225 days during which 15 babies were born (fathers did get home to see mum and baby) and 5 people were sent home so they didn’t miss their own weddings.
Ships company have missed their children’s exam results, finishing school, summer holidays and starting school again.
The Padre missed his daughter’s graduation.
When they heard they would be home for Christmas, the ship’s company made this video!
One sailor’s son will be celebrating his third birthday on homecoming day. The family will be meeting the ship!