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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Mission accomplished for FS Provence

Google Translation On March 15, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence crossed the passes of the port of Brest after two months of mission in the Far North. Since her departure last January, she has traveled more than 10,000 kilometers in the English Channel, North Atlantic, Baltic Sea and Norway. It has thus developed its interoperability with the navies and allied countries of the zone. This deployment was an opportunity, for example, to work on common procedures and tactics with the Danes, Germans, British, Dutch and Norwegians, to increase the knowledge…

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La Motte-Picquet in the Far North

Google Translation Having set sail from Brest on 24 October to sail to the Far North, FS La Motte-Picquet crossed the Arctic Circle in early November. The regular presence of a frigate of the Navy in these high latitudes is part of the strategic function “knowledge and anticipation” and more generally within the framework of the national policy for the Arctic Ocean, particularly dynamic in this area a strong strategic interest. In line with previous deployments, La Motte-Picquet’s mission also contributes to deepening our ties with our northern neighbors. It…

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