Maintaining HMS Forth in the Falklands

HMS Forth, the first of the Royal Navy’s ‘Batch Two’ Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), plays a critical role in the Royal Navy’s strategy of reassurance and engagement in the Falkland Islands. For fifteen years we at BAE Systems have supported this role, with great success. The Falkland Islands are approximately 8,000 miles from the UK so we really are working…

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RAF & RN Combine to Deliver Vaccines to Tristan da Cunha

April 29, 2021 – For the first time, the Royal Navy assisted the RAF and Strategic Command in a 6-day operation this month to the isolated South Atlantic island community. An RAF Voyager aircraft made the 8,000 mile trip from RAF Brize Norton to the Falkland Islands, via Dakar in Senegal to refuel, before HMS Forth sailed the 2,000 mile…

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