Royal Navy Seizes £160 Million Worth of Drugs in the Caribbean

October 3, 2020 – A Royal Navy task group has prevented drugs worth more than £160 million from potentially reaching the UK on two daring operations in the Caribbean. RFA Argus, alongside her Wildcat and Merlin helicopters, Royal Marines and US Coast Guard teams, worked with Dutch Navy ship HNLMS Groningen to seize 1.7 tonnes of cocaine and 28kg of…

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RFA Argus and HMS Medway Ready for Caribbean Hurricane Season

June 11, 2020 – The Royal Navy’s task group in the Caribbean has come together once more as hurricane season preparations continue in earnest. RFA Argus and HMS Medway are in the region to support British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean during hurricane season and to carry out counter-narcotics operations. The two ships met up in the seas near the…

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HMS Medway Conducts Trials with Merlin Helicopter

May 20, 2020 – The Navy’s largest helicopter has debuted on its global patrol ships for the first time, during three days of intensive training in the Caribbean. Commando-carrying Merlin Mk4s touched down on HMS Medway during a concerted period of aviation training for the new patrol ship in preparation for the imminent hurricane season. Medway is currently working side-by-side…

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RN Caribbean task group meets for hurricane season

April 23, 2020 – The Royal Navy’s Caribbean task group has joined forces in Montserrat for the first time as it prepares for the impending hurricane season. Helicopter carrier/support ship RFA Argus linked up with the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the region, HMS Medway, to begin their combined disaster relief planning and preparations. It’s just six weeks till the…

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