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NATO naval operations in peacetime

Yokel

LE
The deployment of British and other forces to Poland and Eastern Europe is quite rightly regarded as an operation - and an important one in the new age of Violent Peace. Likewise, most would consider that NATO air policing missions, and ISTAR activities, are important. The RAF contributions are part of the defence effort and contribute to deterrence and reassurance.

However - NATO exists at sea as well as on land. It is of course named after an Oceanic area.

Do the media consider these things as the Royal Navy contributing to NATO operations - nothing that deterrence requires constant effort:

Freedom of navigation and ASW operations in the 'high North' - such as exercises near Iceland a few months ago and more recent activities in Arctic waters?

Amphibious/Littoral activities in the Northern and Southern flanks - I am of course referring to the deployment of HMS Albion and other forces to the Baltic and Norway earlier this year, and the current deployment to the Mediterranean and Black Sea?

Carrier based group exercises (GROUPEX) - American and Dutch warships will join the British task group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth?

I assume that the full range of operational capabilities will be demonstrated. The UK has declared that it will provide that capability to NATO - as part of securing the Atlantic.

CASD, Kipion (in the Gulf), and Forward Presence continue.
 
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FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
In fairness to the Senior Service, you can secure the column inches if you put your mind to it, though I'm not sure whether it should be classed as a Littoral Activity or a Group Exercise...:

 
In fairness to the Senior Service, you can secure the column inches if you put your mind to it, though I'm not sure whether it should be classed as a Littoral Activity or a Group Exercise...:

She looks like a naughty little minx. Who says that 'men don't make passes at girls with glasses'?

This paragraphs in the article made I larf:

"it seems certain multiple careers will be sunk"

"Something seriously wrong happened on HMS Vigilant and we are trying to the the bottom of it."

Who would thought it on a submarine.
 
In fairness to the Senior Service, you can secure the column inches if you put your mind to it, though I'm not sure whether it should be classed as a Littoral Activity or a Group Exercise...:

"Something seriously wrong happened on HMS Vigilant and we are trying to the the bottom of it." .....Quite so.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
She looks like a naughty little minx. Who says that 'men don't make passes at girls with glasses'?

This paragraphs in the article made I larf:

"it seems certain multiple careers will be sunk"

"Something seriously wrong happened on HMS Vigilant and we are trying to the the bottom of it."

Who would thought it on a submarine.

Realistically, they can pretty much do whatever they want to as long as everyone keeps schtum.
 

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