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HMS Monmouth deploys to the Gulf

#6
FTSP= Fleet Time Support Period- i.e. dockyard maintainence
BOST=Basic Opperational Sea Training- getting the ships company used to fighting fires and floods, man-overboard drills, pretending the ship is at war, submarine hunting
DCT= Direct Continuation Training- pretty much the same as BOST but with a training package tailored for the areas she's deploying to- so as Monmouth is comming out here she'll be pretending to fight Iranians and hunt for kilo class submarines, do a couple of disaster relief exercises, refugee pickups and anything else the instructors at FOST (Flag Officer Sea Training) can think of chucking in there.
 
#10
Depends on what they are deploying to do- Falklands / Middle East is more likely to be reported on than say HMS Protector going back to the South Pole after returning from there a fortnight before.
 

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