Not the two legged kind!
Under cover of darkness the first landing craft stealthily departed HMS Bulwark marking the start of exercise Albanian Lion. Over the course of four days hundreds of Royal Marines, supported by Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels as well as elements of the Army, will enter a fictional nation and attempt to defeat an insurgent group and restore stability. Iamges by L(Phot) Arron Hoare Read the full story: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Latest-News/2013/August/30/130830-RM-First-Wave
Two ships deployed on Cougar 13 have met up mid Mediterranean for a swap of supplies vital to the operation. With over 45,000 tonnes of steel between them; HMS Illustrious and Royal Fleet Auxiliary supply ship, RFA Fort Austin, held a straight course while the exchange took place over a distance of less than 50 yards. Images by PO(Phot) Ray Jones For the full story please visit our website: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Latest-News/2013/August/30/130830-Supply-meets-demand For more information on the ships or Cougar, please visit their web pages: www.royalnavy.mod.uk/cougar www.royalnavy.mod.uk/illustrious www.royalnavy.mod.uk/fortaustin
A Royal Navy warship has played a game of cat-and-mouse as part of a high-tempo exercise in the Mediterranean with the Hellenic Navy. HMS Montrose and HS Kanaris took turns to hunt each other down in the dead of night using their respective passive detection systems, finding it equally difficult to track one another. Photos by L(Phot) Arron Hoare Read the full story here: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Latest-News/2013/August/29/130829-HMS-Montrose-Greek To find out more about HMS Montrose, please visit her webpage: www.royalnavy.mod.uk/montrose
Cougar 13 will operate in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Gulf, and Horn of Africa. It involves exercising with partner nations, and will show the UK Armed Forces’ capacity to project an effective maritime component anywhere in the world as part of the Response Force Task Group (RFTG). This is commanded by Commodore Paddy McAlpine from the Fleet Flagship HMS Bulwark. The RFTG is the United Kingdom’s high readiness maritime force, made up of ships, submarines, aircraft and a landing force of Royal Marines, at five days notice to act in response to any contingency tasking including humanitarian disaster relief or international military intervention. Some images from Cougar 13 (www.royalnavy.mod.uk/cougar) Photos by L(Phot) Arron Hoare
HMS Bulwark sailed from Lisbon with Portuguese Marines embarked for a short training exercise in order to share knowledge, experience and skills of amphibious operations. Read the full story: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Latest-News/2013/August/23/130823-HMS-Bulwark-Portuguese-marines Or visit HMS Bulwark's homepage: www.royalnavy.mod.uk/bulwark Photos by L(Phot) Arron Hoare