HMS Bulwark amphibious landings
Elements of the Royal Navy have been practicing amphibious landings in Cornwall.
HMS Bulwark, supported by helicopters from HMS Ocean, and elements of The Royal Marines have landed ashore via landing craft and helicopter at Tregantle fort in a demonstration of capability.
These elements form part of the Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime) - the UK’s very high readiness task force. As such they are taking part in “Cougar 15” a long planned annual deployment.
Cougar 15 will demonstrate the Royal Navy’s ability to keep Britain safe by projecting a highly effective maritime force anywhere in the world.
This demonstration today shows the flexibility and ability of the Joint Expeditionary ForceCommodore Amphibious Task Group Martin Connell
The deployment involves a series of demanding exercises with alliance and other partner nations in the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
The deployment culminates in NATO’s flagship Trident Juncture exercise which will include over 36,000 personal from over 30 nations and will ensure the groups readiness for any operations.
Commodore Amphibious Task Group Martin Connell ADC said; “This demonstration today shows the flexibility and ability of the Joint Expeditionary Force to project itself anywhere in the world at a time of the governments choosing.
“We are able to provide a range of options from large scale humanitarian support to high intensity war fighting.”