HMS Queen Elizabeth Makes First Visit to Canada

September 12, 2019 – The UK’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this morning in an historic first visit. The 65,000-tonne warship, the biggest ever built for the Royal Navy, will be joined in harbour by other ships from the UK Carrier Strike Group who are on a deployment called ‘Westlant 19’. The main purpose…

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Maritime Warfare Exercise Conducted by France, UK, Australia & US

January 22, 2019 – Maritime forces from France, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States participated in the maritime warfare exercise Intrepid Sentinel in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15-17. Participating ships included France’s Marine Nationale F70AA-class air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614), United Kingdom’s Royal navy Daring-class air defense destroyer HMS Dragon (D 35), and Royal Australian navy…

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HMS Dragon Visits India for War Games

December 7, 2018 – Britain’s most advanced warship joined forces with her Indian counterpart when the two navies linked up in Goa. Fresh from a £90m drugs bust in the Indian Ocean, HMS Dragon met the pride of the Indian Navy, state-of-the-art destroyer Kolkata, for the annual workout testing the two Commonwealth maritime powers. Exercise Konkan takes its name from…

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HMS Dragon in India for Exercise KONKAN 18 at Goa

September 29, 2018 – Naval cooperation between India and the United Kingdom is based on the long term strategic relationship between both countries. Both Navies have, over the years, undertaken bilateral activities such as training exchanges and technical cooperation. The Bilateral KONKAN exercise provides a platform for the two Navies to periodically exercise at sea and in harbor, so as…

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Naval aeronautics: Franco-British training off Brest

September 26, 2018 (Google Translation) – On September 18, 2018, training between the Royal Navy and the sailors of the sky took place off Pointe Finistère. An Atlantic 2 Flotilla 23F , 2 Rafale Marine Flotilla 12F and the British frigate HMS Dragon , took advantage of this mission to conduct a joint exercise of anti-ship. Taking off, Atlantic 2…

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HMS Dragon leaves Portsmouth for Persian Gulf

September 18, 2018 – Portsmouth based HMS Dragon left her homeport today to embark on an operational deployment to the Persian Gulf. The Type 45 destroyer is scheduled to work alongside coalition and regional partners throughout her time away. She will be focused on providing regional maritime security, including counter-terrorism and anti-smuggling activities. Commander Michael Carter-Quinn, Commanding Officer of HMS…

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Royal Navy Able to Provide Three Ships for Exercise Formidable Shield

Exercise Formidable Shield, a US-led multinational maritime integrated air and ballistic missile defense exercise has begun today off the coast of Scotland. US-led Exercise Formidable Shield has today begun in waters off the West Coast of Scotland. A Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer and two Type 23 frigates will, alongside ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and…

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VP-45 Pelicans Respond to Clyde Challenger Search and Rescue Efforts

February 14, 2017 – Her Majesty’s coastguard received an emergency beacon from Clyde Challenger, a 60-foot sailboat transiting from the Azores back to the UK, Feb. 10. The sailboat took on a rogue wave which snapped its mast, leaving it stranded in severe sea state and weather conditions. A nearby ship, UK tanker CPO Ferdinand, responded to the distress signal and…

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