ARK Heads to the Tail of the Bank Anchorage
HMS Ark Royal at the head of a convoy during Exercise Joint Warrior. She is followed by (left to right) HMS Somerset, HMS Gloucester and HMS Bulwark as they transit the Straits of Mull, Northwest Scotland.
HMS Ark Royal took part in Ex Joint Warrior formerly known as the Joint Maritime Course (JMC). Ex Joint Warrior provides a multi-threat environment to facilitate a joint collective training for UK, NATO & allied units and their staffs in preparation for employment as part of a combined joint force. The navies of many other countries took part including Sweden, UK, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, New Zealand & the USA.
Ark Royal played host to the Staff of Commander 24th Destroyer Squadron (COMDESRON 24), Cdre Kersh, USN for the duration of the exercise
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HMS Montrose, a Type 23 Frigate, performed a series of tight turns, during Marstrike 05
HMS Montrose, a Type 23 Frigate, performed a series of tight turns, during Marstrike 05.
The long-planned series of exercises, entitled Marstrike 05, were designed to demonstrate Britain's ability to deploy, operate and sustain a maritime strike force and to reinforce the Government's commitment to the stability and security of the Mediterranean and Gulf regions.
Marstrike 05s main objective was to develop the operational capability of the participating units - in particular HMS Invincible strike role conducted with her tailored air group. Major focus of the deployment was Exercise Magic Carpet, a joint and combined exercise based in Oman with participation by the Omani, US and French forces.
This image was submitted as part of the Peregrine 06 Photographic Competition
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