By Jemima Laing
HMS Cumberland deployed in September 2010
Even though HMS Cumberland will be far from home on Remembrance Sunday, the Plymouth-based frigate will still be marking the important date.
The ship will take time out from duties in the Middle East to hold a traditional church service and observe a minute's silence.
The Type 22 frigate deployed in September 2010. It took over duties from HMS Somerset, also Plymouth-based.
It is the ship's third deployment East of Suez in three years.
There will be a traditional church service on board
Captain Steve Dainton, HMS Cumberland's commanding officer, said: "Remembering fallen comrades is important for all armed forces men and women, young and old, serving or retired.
"It is all the more important for us operating in an area where men and women of all three armed services have lost their lives in recent times."
The warship's duties include maritime security patrols, using its helicopter and boarding teams to detect and deter maritime crime.
HMS Cumberland also provides a reassuring presence for users of the crucial Gulf sea lanes and will also be called upon to protect the Iraqi oil platforms in the Gulf - which contributes 80% of Iraq's gross domestic product and are critical to the country's economic survival.
The ship is due to return to HM Naval Base Devonport in March.