RFA Lyme Bay Attends International Shipping Week in London

September 13, 2019 – Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Lyme Bay sailed up the River Thames for London International Shipping Week. The amphibious support ship spent time anchored off Greenwich Pier this week – sailing under Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, past the O2 Arena and arriving near 19th Century sailing ship Cutty Sark. For commanding officer Captain Angus Bissell, the vessel’s presence in London highlighted the importance of the RFA to the Royal Navy and the wider maritime scene. “It is amazing to be here in London,” he said. “It’s…

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First Phase of UK Baltic Deployment Complete

June 4, 2019 – An action-packed commando raid on the west coast of Denmark brought the first stage of the UK’s Baltic deployment to a close. British Royal Marines and their Dutch counterparts waged a battle around the towns of Esbjerg and Varde in western Denmark, taking on Danish troops. The focus of the first phase of the deployment – Danex, or Danish Exercise – was meshing the different amphibious, naval, ground and air forces together in the western Baltic and eastern North Sea so they could work as one,…

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Lyme Bay arrives in Middle East for UK’s biggest war game since 2001

October 15, 2018 – Amphibious support ship RFA Lyme Bay has arrived in the Middle East ready to throw her weight behind the biggest war game Britain has held in the region in more than 15 years. The 16,000-tonne ship has enjoyed an action-packed 5,000-mile journey from Falmouth to the new port of Duqm in Oman, where Britain has permanent facilities to support her naval operations in the region. The man-made port, which has turned a fishing village into a sizeable town in barely a decade, is the hub of…

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CATAMARAN 2018: demonstration of Franco-British amphibious capabilities

Google Translation On June 7, 2018, on the beach of Quiberon Fort-Neuf, the Franco-British joint force carried out a demonstration of its Amphibious know-how as part of the operational training Catamaran 18. In a complex environment that requires precise coordination of all its elements, the force has demonstrated the ability to implement an international and joint component. At the heart of this day, the Task Group was able to highlight the complementarity of its operational capabilities, adapted to current strategic challenges and tactical requirements, in a dynamic demonstration on the…

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