HMS Monmouth’s never bored by board and search operations

As Royal Marines scurry down a rope from a Wildcat helicopter on to a ship’s forecastle, a speed boat packed with sailors races alongside the hull – and the men and women of HMS Monmouth hone their terrorist take-down skills. They devoted a day in the oppressive heat and humidity of the Arabian Sea practicing essential board and search techniques – techniques which have already brought the Royal Navy’s biggest drugs bust of the year. Few operations are more fast moving – and more dangerous – than board and search….

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FOI responses published by MOD week commencing 27 March 2016

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 27 March 2016. Documents Number of Royal Navy helicopters ditched in 1975 Ref: Navy FOI 2017-01415PDF, 928KB Statistics on Royal Navy Engineer officers and ratings from 2011 to 2016 Ref: Defence Statistics FOI2017/00414PDF, 772KB Statistics on the number of Royal Navy and Royal Marines officers and ratings completed their length of service Ref: Defence Statistics FOI2017/00414PDF, 411KB Statistics on new entrant QARNNS officers Ref: Defence Statistics FOI2017/00415PDF, 470KB Statistics on the strength of UK armed forces personnel Ref: Defence Statistics FOI2017 01261PDF, 468KB Report on the number…

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Royal Marines Future “Secure” in Scotland

February 2, 2017 – Sir Michael’s announcement came as he watched a battle demonstration at Arbroath as 45 Commando begin training to play a lead role in NATO’s Very High Readiness Group from 2018. This will see them working and training with allies, and place them at the forefront of an international emergency should any arise. Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon said: Our Royal Marines are at the heart of Britain’s global role as we do more to support our NATO allies. Their future in Scotland is secure, with those…

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines monthly personnel statistics: 2017

Statistics on personnel strengths, requirements, intakes and outflows from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Document RN/RM service monthly personnel situation report: January 2017 PDF, 502KB Detail This monthly publication contains information on personnel strengths, requirements, intakes and outflows from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Published: 9 February 2017 From: Ministry of Defence

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