Royal Navy Ships Head Home After Arctic Operations

Royal Navy ships have started to return to their home ports after spending weeks in the frozen fjords of Norway. HMS Albion was welcomed back to Plymouth, followed by HMS Richmond. The pair have been working alongside other UK ships and units on NATO exercise Cold Response which saw 30,000 personnel from 26 nations train together in Arctic warfare. Type…

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Amphibious Phase of Exercise Cold Response Begins

The largest military exercise in Norway in a generation shifts up a gear with UK Commando Forces spearheading amphibious raids in the icy fjords of the Arctic. Landing and raiding craft, plus troop-carrying helicopters are putting elite Royal Marines and their equipment on the snow-covered shores of northern Norway as Exercise Cold Response moves into its ‘business end’. Assault and…

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HMS Albion Ready for a Demanding 2022

Crew of the nation’s amphibious flagship proved themselves ‘masters of disaster’ after a wide-ranging weekend workout. Assault ship HMS Albion joined forces with her Dutch counterpart HNLMS Karel Doorman to hone their skills in two key tasks: delivering humanitarian aid and support and a large-scale civilian evacuation. Victorian forts outside Torpoint – Tregantle and Scraesdon – sprang back to life…

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FS Normandie in Exercise RAGNAR VIKING

May 21, 2021 (Google Translation) – Having left Brest a week earlier, the Normandy Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) completed the first phase of its spring deployment on May 17. Engaged in the Norwegian Sea in exercise RAGNAR VIKING, Normandy thus entered fully into an intense sequence of combined training. Staging a landing of Allied forces in Norway under enemy threat, RAGNARD…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth assumes role as new fleet flagship

January 27, 2021 – HMS Queen Elizabeth today assumed the role of Fleet Flagship as the Royal Navy moves closer to deploying the world’s most technologically advanced carrier strike group. Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Jerry Kyd was received on HMS Queen Elizabeth to mark the transfer of the role from HMS Albion, while Royal Navy ships and shore establishments were informed…

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Albion Returns from Mediterranean

December 4, 2020 – UK flagship HMS Albion today returned from her three-month experimental autumn deployment to the Mediterranean. The assault ship sailed back home to Devonport having led Littoral Response Group (Experimentation) (LRG(X)) on a series of exercises which will help shape the Royal Navy and Royal Marines of tomorrow. Working together with HMS Dragon and RFA Lyme Bay,…

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HMS Albion Joins SNMG2

November 18, 2020 – UK flagship HMS Albion is knuckling down to NATO duties in the Mediterranean, keeping a close eye on criminal activity. After an eventful period of exercises and training in Cyprus and Egypt, the Plymouth-based assault ship, plus supporting amphibious vessel RFA Lyme Bay, have joined the alliance’s Sea Guardian mission. It’s the task of ships, helicopters…

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