Junglie Sea King finds permanent home in Arctic to mark 50 years of cooperation

January 23, 2019 – More than 30 years after it was first rolled out of the hangar at Yeovil, a veteran Navy helicopter has made its final journey – by sea and road. This green Sea King Mk4 will serve as a permanent reminder of the affection and gratitude of sailors and Royal Marines for the Norwegian people – and their armed forces. To mark the 50th anniversary of training British personnel for combat in the Arctic, the Commando Helicopter Force has donated one of its retired warbirds to act…

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Royal Navy ships complete NATO’s biggest exercise of 2018

November 7, 2018 – NATO’S biggest war game in years – and the largest staged in Norway in 30 years – ends today with Royal Navy participants at the tip of the spear. Seven Royal Navy ships joined warships from across the alliance in a 65-vessel force mustered at sea and in the fjords, with Royal Marines from 45 Commando on a US assault ship and Fleet Air Arm Merlin helicopters hunting submarines. The two-week workout – which stretched from Reykjavik in Iceland to Narvik in the Arctic Circle and…

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Primauguet commemorates Narvik operations

Google Translation During her stopover in Narvik, the crew of the anti-submarine frigate (FASM) Primauguet paid tribute to the French soldiers who fought in Norway during the Second World War and especially during the operations of Narvik. The fighting, which took place between April 10 and June 8, 1940, involved a large allied fleet and an expeditionary force composed of elements from three nations (France, United Kingdom and Poland). This battle is considered the first Allied victory of the Second World War. The solemn commemoration in the French square of…

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