HMS Middleton & Shoreham Leaving Bahrain After Three Years

August 20, 2021 – Homeward bound on a 6,000-mile journey from the Gulf after a three-year mission to keep sea lanes open are minehunters HMS Brocklesby and Shoreham. The pair are the latest ships to complete an extended stint in Bahrain – a mission Royal Navy minehunters and their crews have conducted now for 15 years. Their task: to remain…

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Four Nation MCM Exercise Artemis Trident Held in Persian Gulf

May 2, 2021 – Four Royal Navy ships led the way in the largest test of international minehunting forces in the Gulf since the pandemic. More than 700 personnel – sailors, divers and aircrew – from the UK, US, Australia and France have taken part in Artemis Trident, a two-week workout testing the ability of the four allied nations to…

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FS l’Aigle & HMS Brocklesby Conduct EVOLEX

April 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 11, 2021, after more than 2 months of deployment in the Arab-Persian Gulf, the crew of the tripartite mine hunter (CMT) l’Aigle conducted a Tactical Evolutions Exercise (EVOLEX) with the British mine hunter HMS Brocklesby. This EVOLEX, starting shortly after leaving the port of Manama in Bahrain, led the two vessels to…

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Trinational MCM Exercise in the Persian Gulf

July 9, 2020 – Saudi Navy, Royal Navy and U.S. Navy forces participated in mine countermeasures (MCM) interoperability training in the Persian Gulf June 6-21. U.S. Navy mine countermeasures ships (MCMs) operated alongside mine countermeasures vessels (MCMV) from the Royal Navy and RSNF. The training consisted of realistic mine hunting simulations where participating units practiced detecting and classifying training aids…

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