UK Joins New Task Force Protecting Red Sea Shipping

Royal Navy ships and personnel have joined a new international task force to safeguard ships passing through one of the world’s most dangerous choke points. Frigate HMS Montrose and support ship RFA Lyme Bay joined the US-led Combined Task Force 153 for a demonstration of naval might and unity in the Red Sea. The task force is the fourth international…

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HMS Montrose Takes Part in Exercise Khunjar Hadd

The dagger was unsheathed once again in the Middle East as Royal Navy warships joined Omani hosts for their largest naval exercise. Khunjar Hadd – which translates as Sharp Dagger – is a regular fixture on the Middle East naval calendar. The 2022 version of the exercise, planned and led by the Royal Navy of Oman, was the 27th iteration.…

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HMS Chiddingfold Takes Part in IMX22 in the Persian Gulf

Mine warfare experts and divers on HMS Chiddingfold were given one of their most challenging workouts during the largest naval exercise in the Middle East. similar vessels from four nations participating in the huge International Maritime Exercise 2022 – involving 30 nations peppered around the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Chiddingfold found herself working alongside like-minded ships from Japan,…

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UK Minehunters Continue to Push Tech Boundaries

Minehunter crews in the Gulf have been pushing the tech boundaries and honing skills with American allies in the latest combined Anglo-American workout. The two navies hold regular joint exercises to ensure there’s no ‘skills fade’ in the delicate art of finding and neutralizing mines – especially as crews and ships regularly rotate through the region, so there’s a high…

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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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