Tamar and Spey Show UK Commitment to the Indo-Pacific

Committing two patrol ships to the Indo-Pacific is just one strand of the Royal Navy’s renewed interest – and presence – in the region. The head of the Royal Navy told an international conference in Sydney focusing on sea power in the Pacific that the region was “crucial” to the prosperity and security of the UK. First Sea Lord Admiral…

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HMS Tamar Enforces UN Sanctions on North Korea

HMS Tamar joined the international effort to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea. Tamar carried out a patrol of the East China Sea to prevent fuel or refined petrol being delivered to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – sanctions imposed by the United Nations to target the country’s Weapons of Mass Destruction and ballistic missile programs. Despite rough weather,…

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California Steamin’ for Pacific Duo HMS Tamar and Spey

THE Royal Navy’s first permanent Pacific presence in a quarter of a century have arrived in San Diego. Task Group 326.03 – Her Majesty’s Ships Tamar and Spey – sailed into the US Navy’s principal West Coast base bringing some dazzle to the Californian sunshine. The distinctively-painted duo – each ship has adopted the wartime ‘dazzle paint’ camouflage scheme to…

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UK Has Made Great Strides But Must Rise to Future Challenges

The Royal Navy must continue its technological and structural revolution to meet the challenges it – and the nation – face over the next decade. First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Tony Radakin says tremendous progress has been made over the past two years of the transformation program. But in a wide-ranging interview, he said the Navy had to continue to…

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