HMS Albion Home From the Baltic

July 19, 2019 – After just over two months in the Baltic Sea HMS Albion, the Fleet Flagship, has returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth. Returning on a grey, rainy day in Plymouth didn’t dampen the spirits of the waiting families and friends of the ship’s company. Over 400 of them were gathered on the jetty to wave the ship in as she sailed into Devonport Naval Base this morning. The ship has completed her first Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Maritime Task Group mission…

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NRP D Francisco de Almeida Departs for FOST

May 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate D. Francisco de Almeida left this morning from Lisbon Naval Base for England, where he will participate in Operational Sea Training (OST), from May 9 to June 13, 2019. FOST traditionally stands as an important milestone in the process of preparing the Portuguese naval units to prepare ships to operate in high-level scenarios. complexity, to the maximum extent of their capabilities, including the full spectrum and environments of naval operations, maximizing their combat capability, especially defense against terrorist attacks that occur from…

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USS Porter completes Flag Officer Sea Training

March 29, 2019 – USS Porter (DDG 78) completed the third and final week of Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST). FOST originates out of naval bases in the United Kingdom (UK), with purpose to deliver operational training across all disciplines for the Royal Navy and other navies desiring to make use of its services. “FOST represents the pinnacle for building cohesion and teamwork within a warship,” said Lt. j.g McKenzie Anderson, Porter’s training officer. “Porter’s crew has learned to flex to new casualties, new reporting procedures, and new methods of…

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NH90 helicopters hunt for submarines

The Netherlands is 2 crews richer who can hunt submarines from the NH90 combat helicopter. In the British waters around Culdrose, soldiers are currently training to operate in the highest range of violence, the so-called ASW (Anti Submarine Warfare). The 3-week exercise in England, with 4 NH90 helicopters, forms the ‘grand finale’ of the ASW training. Both teams that have succeeded today ‘hunted’ the Dutch submarine Zr. Ms. Walrus, who also went to England for this exercise. This week, 3 NH90s will continue to explore the waters around Southern England.…

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NRP Corte Real Returned From FOST

Google Translation The mission began on August 21 and ended today, September 30, with the OST participation period from August 28 to September 28. The OST consists of an intensive operational training period, under the aegis of the British Navy’s “Flag Officer Sea Trainig (FOST)”, designed to train the ship across the spectrum and environments of Naval Operations, maximizing its combat capability. During the transit to Plymouth (21-25AGO), the garrison was involved in the preparations for the OST, having held a small training series in the key areas of the…

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Highest Ratings for Navy frigate Evertsen

Google Translation March 24, 2017 – “Good on the final inspection. Overall very satisfactory”. With these words of praise in his pocket, the Evertsen will today return to Den Helder. The air defense and command frigate (LCF) is the British Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) declared operationally ready with a rare good final. During the final phase of the Fost was practiced according to during a very realistic scenario of war. The FOST is the last hurdle in the intensive and extensive work-up all naval vessels after undergoing a maintenance…

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