HMS Kent Visits Kenya and Bangladesh

Sailors on HMS Kent have trained alongside Kenyan Armed Forces during a visit to eastern Africa. The frigate had a busy period transiting the Indian Ocean, working with the multi-national task group Combined Task Force 150 on counter-narcotics operations. And their time in Mombasa was equally hectic with a series of exercises planned with the Kenyan military. Kent’s embarked Royal…

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HMS Kent Keeps Busy in Indo-Pacific

After some rest and recuperation alongside in Guam, HMS Kent’s sailors were ready to get back into the thick of Carrier Strike Group activities. The Portsmouth-based frigate is currently in the Indo-Pacific region and has taken part in a number of exercises alongside fellow Royal Navy ships and allies. Shortly after sailing from Guam, Kent and the HMS Queen Elizabeth-led…

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Multinational Gunfire Support Training in the Marianas

August 25, 2021 – A massive CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter touches down on Farallon de Medinilla: a windswept, uninhabited tropical island in the middle of the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific. Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) pour out of the helicopter’s tail, 53 strong, including a 10-Marine Tactical Air Control Platoon (TACP). Beneath the verge on…

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Queen Elizabeth CSG Practices Shore Bombardment

August 20, 2021 – F-35 stealth jets and warships of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group unleashed their firepower during high-octane live firing exercises with US allies as the Indo-Pacific leg of their global deployment ramps up another notch. HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Kent, HMS Defender and HNLMS Evertsen of the CSG – which is currently on a seven-month deployment to…

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Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group Assembles for Joint Warrior

October 5, 2020 – The Royal Navy’s new Carrier Strike Group has assembled for the first time, marking the beginning of a new era of operations. HMS Queen Elizabeth is at the center of the group which is the start of joint carrier operations between the navy and its NATO allies. Nine ships, 15 fighter jets, 11 helicopters and 3,000…

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Exercise Dynamic Mongoose Underway in High North

June 29, 2020 – NATO exercise Dynamic Mongoose is starting in the High North on 29 June 2020. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from 6 Allied nations are converging off the coast of Iceland for Anti-Submarine warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface warfare training. Submarines from France, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States under NATO Submarine Command…

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HMS Kent concludes cold-weather operations in the Arctic

May 8, 2020 – HMS Kent will today leave the Barents Sea after seven days of cold-weather operations in the icy waters of the Arctic Circle. While many in the Armed Forces rightly continue to focus on supporting the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ship’s company of HMS Kent have contributed to the Royal Navy’s commitment to global…

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