HMS Dragon Commemorates Wartime Carrier Ark Royal

Sailors from HMS Dragon paused to remember the most famous aircraft carrier in the Royal Navy’s history, 80 years after she was lost. The destroyer’s Mediterranean patrol took her over the wreck of HMS Ark Royal which finally succumbed to a torpedo strike about 30 nautical miles east of Europa Point in Gibraltar in November 1941. Just one sailor was…

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HMS Dragon Defends Joint UK and French Task Group

HMS Dragon has defended a joint UK and French task group against fast boats and attacks from the air during intensive exercises. The Type 45 destroyer worked alongside frigate Aquitaine, anti‐submarine destroyer Latouche‐Tréville and offshore patrol vessel Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacobet as a task group off the coast of Brittany. A series of exercises saw Dragon defend herself against fast,…

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Royal Navy joins NATO’s major missile test off Scotland

May 15, 2021 – Three Royal Navy warships today join NATO allies in the world’s largest test of naval air and missile defences. Played out off Scotland’s Outer Hebrides and Norway’s Arctic coast, the three-week-long Formidable Shield 2021 will test missile systems, sensors, software – and the hundreds of men and women operating them as they demonstrate their ability to…

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HMS Albion Leads Small Mediterranean Deployment

September 14, 2020 – More than 1,000 sailors and Royal Marines have sailed on a three-month mission to the Mediterranean to forge the commando forces of tomorrow. UK flagship HMS Albion has left the UK, heading a force which will visit numerous partner nations across the Mediterranean and Black Sea as the UK’s Armed Forces nurtures new friendships and cements…

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