Continuous at sea deterrent 50: what you need to know

Known as Operation Relentless, at least one Royal Navy ballistic submarine has been patrolling the world’s oceans, unseen and undetected for 50 years. CASD is the longest sustained military operation ever undertaken by the UK. CASD 50 was officially launched on 16 January 2019 when the First Sea Lord visited HM Naval Base Clyde to highlight the 50 year anniversary and present Royal Navy submariners with the new, silver, deterrent pin which will be awarded to those who have completed ten or more patrols. The history of the UK’s nuclear deterrent stretches back to…

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Submarine Rescue Exercise is hosted at HM Naval Base Clyde

December 18, 2018 – Personnel from France, Norway and the United Kingdom gathered at HM Naval Base Clyde to take part in a NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) training exercise. Over 110 people participated in the week-long event – the largest evacuation exercise ever to be planned at Faslane – bringing together military and civilian staff including submariners, divers, medics and Babcock personnel. The NSRS, which is jointly owned by France, Norway and the UK, is in three main parts – an Intervention Remotely Operated Vehicle (IROV), a Submarine Rescue…

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USS Farragut Departs Faslane

USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, May 25 after a four day port visit to bolster U.S. and UK relations. “The hospitality of Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde and the beauty of Scotland were beyond anything we could have hoped for,” said Cmdr. Jason Lester, Farragut executive officer. “We look forward to future interactions with the United Kingdom as we work together towards security and stability in the region.” While moored pier side, Farragut’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department provided transportation for Farragut Sailors wishing…

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