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Royal Navy amphibious ship HMS Bulwark arrives in Gibraltar. Picture: LPhot Paul Hall

Royal Navy amphibious ship HMS Bulwark arrives in Gibraltar. Picture: LPhot Paul Hall

Royal Navy Amphibious, HMS BULWARK, arrived in Gibraltar today (24 September 2016) for the ship’s first port visit of the Royal Navy’s inaugural Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime) Task Group deployment, joining RFA MOUNTS BAY and MV EDDYSTONE already in harbour.

 

This year’s major task group deployment, to the Mediterranean and Middle East, will demonstrate the Royal Navy’s enduring ability to deploy highly effective and combat-capable maritime forces anywhere in the world. The Task Group will provide a powerful forward-deployed military capability, giving HM Government a range of options to allow the UK to respond rapidly in the event of an overseas crisis. The deployment demonstrates the Royal Navy’s contribution to the security and prosperity of the UK and a commitment to regional allies.

 

During the deployment, exercises in the Adriatic and Arabian Seas, and The Gulf, will enhance the group’s readiness for contingent operations and provide opportunities to further relationships with NATO allies and other partner nations.

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Taken on September 24, 2016