HMS Brave Challenge Coin
Celebrate either having served on one of the finest Type 22 Frigates afloat, or as a bespoke gift with these unique Challenge Coins.
Each coin will have your details laser engraved onto the front (maximum 15 characters), and the commissioning and decommissioning dates superbly engraved around the rim.
About HMS Brave...
HMS Brave was a Type 22 frigate of the Royal Navy. She was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland and launched on 19 November 1983. Brave was decommissioned on 23 March 1999 and was expended as a target in August 2004 by the submarine Sceptre and frigate Argyll.
Brave cost some £250m to build and spent most of her first commission (1985–1987) as a trials ship. She achieved various firsts in her weapons and communications fit. Thus, from 1985–1987, Brave had a number of civilian military contractors' personnel embarked and Commander Coyote, the Seawolf trials mascot, became a familiar figure on board. She had a reputation as a "happy ship". It was not until the autumn of 1987 that she undertook Basic Operational Sea Training at Portland and joined the fleet as a fully worked-up unit and she became leader of the 9th Frigate Squadron.