Defence Minister, Quentin Davies has today welcomed the latest addition to the Type 45 destroyer fleet, the HMS Dragon, as it entered the Clyde from a Govan shipyard.

Type 45s will be able to carry out a range of operations, including the operation of a Chinook sized helicopter from the flight deck.

Commenting, the Minister said: 'These are exciting times for shipbuilding here in the UK and today's launch marks another milestone in the T45 programme. Work for the Type 45 Destroyers and the Future Aircraft Carriers is sustaining thousands of jobs, not just here in Scotland but across the country. I look forward to watching Dragon's progress as she undergoes her sea trials next year.'