Absolutely, Duqm - Singapore AOR and around old stamping grounds IRO South China Sea.It seems more plausible to me that one QEC could be spending a significant amount of time based between Duqm and Singapore, and slotting into the US cycle of Pacific CBG deployments, much the same as other RN platforms currently partake in Coalition tasking. There have been more than a couple of instances reasonably recently when the RN (and others) have been part of a USN-led CBG, the only difference would be that the carrier would have a White Ensign.
'The third is to help us secure our future place in the world and advance our longer-term interests. CPTPP membership is an important part of our strategy to place the UK at the centre of a modern, progressive network of free trade agreements with dynamic economies. In doing so we aim to turn the UK into a global hub for businesses and investors wanting to trade with the rest of the world.
Joining CPTPP will help us forge a leadership position among a network of countries committed to free trade and send a powerful signal to the rest of the world that the UK is prepared to champion free trade liberalisation, fight protectionism and remove barriers at every opportunity'.
I don't see too many modern or progressive trade networks in our part of the N Atlantic atm?....