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Instagram post 2223440196152972429_7945435904 Highlights of UK Carrier Strike Group Westlant 2019 deployment last year (part2)

#royalnavy #westlant19 #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #royalmarines #merlinhelicopter #dolphin #carrierstrikegroup #aircraftcarrier #hmsqueenelizabeth #atlantic #warships #battlegroup
Instagram post 2223438741165585615_7945435904 Highlights of UK Carrier Strike Group Westlant 2019 deployment last year (part1)

#royalnavy #westlant19 #carrierstrikegroup #aircraftcarrier #hmsqueenelizabeth #atlantic #warships #battlegroup
Instagram post 2223436536018835291_7945435904 #HMSExploit playing an enemy fast attack craft to help train #HMSHurworth in Force Protection

#RoyalNavy #Gunner #ForceProtection #P2000 #TuperwareNavy #Minehunter #PatrolBoat #NavalTraining #Drills #NavalExercise
Instagram post 2223435839697274536_7945435904 7 months ago #HMSMedway was still in build. 
Ships company - just about to deploy to the Caribbean.

#RoyalNavy #OPV #PatrolVessel #shipscompany #TeamPhoto #FlightDeck
Instagram post 2222789282929005364_7945435904 Newly refurbished and equipped gym on board #HMSSevern as the ship regenerates prior to rejoining the fleet, primarily as a navigation training ship.

#RoyalNavy #CrewGym #Gym #Workout #OPV #PatrolShip
Instagram post 2222018498308588564_7945435904 Encountering moderate swell - #hmslancaster put through her paces during post-refit trials in The English Channel. 
#RoyalNavy #Type23Frigate #trials #swells #spray #bows #windscreenwipers #bridge
Instagram post 2222015016172027356_7945435904 Cdr Andy Brown says farewell to ships company in the hangar of HMS Kent before handing over command to Cdr Matt Sykes today.

#HMSKent #changeofcommand #Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #Portsmouth #farewelladdress #Hangar #Sailors #Speech #Muster #clearlowerdeck
Instagram post 2222012479549435322_7945435904 New in-depth article on our website:

In focus: the Royal Navy presence in the Caribbean

#RoyalNavy #caribbean #OPV #Sunset #HMSSevern #montserrat #AtAnchor #PatrolShip #humanitarianaid #DisasterRelief  #counternarcotics #DefenceDiplomacy #goodrunashore #britishoverseasterritory #commonwealth #westindies
Instagram post 2222010262272357482_7945435904 #RFALymeBay conducting amphibious training with Mexeflote in the Solent today.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #dockeddown #LandingShip #amphibiouswarfare #Mexflote #SternDock #Solent #NavalExercise #RoyalNavy
Instagram post 2222008561524205621_7945435904 #HMSHurworth transfers Queen’s Harbour Master Pilot. Passing HMS Queen Elizabeth as she departed from Portsmouth.

#Minehunter #HarbourPilot #AircraftCarrier #HMSQueenElizabeth #RoyalNavy #Portsmouth #Departure #Navigation #Harbour #hmnbportsmouth
Instagram post 2221139678768539558_7945435904 Captain Angus Essenhigh has been appointed as HMS Queen Elizabeth’s 4th (seagoing) captain, replacing the promoted Steve Moorhouse.

Capt. Essenhigh has previously commanded HMS Protector and HMS Daring.

#RoyalNavy #ChangeofCommand #hmsqueenelizabeth #AircraftCarrier #F35 #Portrait #FlightDeck #Captain
Instagram post 2220678498870482687_7945435904 #RFATidesurge taken down the Mersey and into the wet basin at #CammellLaird for her first maintenance period. 
#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #refit #shiprepair #shipmaintenance #lloydscertification #tanker #supportship #liverpool #merseyside #rivermersey
Instagram post 2220671445938714957_7945435904 Colonel Steve Hussey hands over to Colonel Del Stafford, Royal Marines as CO, Commando Helicopter Force 
#RNASYeovilton #RoyalNavy #commandohelicopterforce #CHF #changeofcommand #RoyalMarines #NavalAviation
Instagram post 2219656996054258218_7945435904 HMS Tyne conducts gunnery exercise. AB Ives - his first live fining of the 20mm cannon.

#hmstyne #RoyalNavy #opv #patrolship #gunnery #gunnex #20mmcannon
Instagram post 2219634106009217524_7945435904 Cdr Thom Hobbs has taken over from Cdr Ally Pollard as CO of HMS Northumberland

#changeofcommand #hmsnorthumberland #RoyalNavy #Captain #CommandingOfficer #Type23Frigate
Instagram post 2219633669029986358_7945435904 #HMSChiddingfold taken into Number 11 dry dock in Portsmouth this week.

#Minehunter #RoyalNavy #TupperwareNavy #DryDock #maintenance #Propellors #Rudders #Portsmouth #HMNBPortsmouth #Dockyard #Navy #ShipRepair
Instagram post 2217693123986192192_7945435904 First of Type 23 Frigates to receive the engine upgrade #HMSRichmond leaves the basin at Devonport Frigate Refit Complex - progressing towards rejoining the fleet. 
#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #refit #lifeextension #newengines #upgrade #warship #engineering #babcock #frigaterefitcomplex #devonport #plymouth
Instagram post 2217629141741048744_7945435904 Lt Cdr Nick Grimmer RN, on exchange with the #AustralianNavy has been flying MRH90 helicopters on #AustralianFires rescue missions. RAN 808 Squadron have been in constant action since November aiding those whose lives have been threatened by the fires.

#australiafires #australianbushfires #Rescue #mrh90helicopter #RoyalNavy #FleetAirArm #personnelexchangeprogram
Instagram post 2216944938629036310_7945435904 #HMSWestminster arriving in #Portsmouth today after holiday period spent in northern waters on Fleet Ready Escort duty. (Seen from HMS Queen Elizabeth)

#RoyalNavy #Type23Frigate #Homecoming #fleetreadyescort #antisubmarinewarfare
Instagram post 2216891632984634485_7945435904 Sailor from HMS Forth takes a dip while the ship stopped for #handstobathe near the equator - during her recent voyage to the Falkland Islands.

#RoyalNavy #OPV #PatrolShip #swiming #underwater #propellors #rudders #Underwater #Takeabreak #RandR #Equator #coolingoff
Instagram post 2216312051876740081_7945435904 Commodore Steve Moorhouse has taken over as Commander UK Carrier Strike Group from Rear Admiral Mike Utley.

Will be interesting to see who is appointed as the 4th captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth (to replacw Moorhouse). #RoyalNavy #Commodore #RearAdmiral #AircraftCarrier #COMUKCSG #CarrierStrikeGroup #Commander #SeniorOfficer #Pormotion #changeofcommand #changeofcommandceremony #hmsqueenelizabeth
Instagram post 2216305111326974240_7945435904 Today #HMSForth arrived in the #FalklandIslands after 6,800 nautical mile voyage to become the permanent FI Patrol Vessel.

Photos: BFSAI Falklands #RoyalNavy #PatrolVessel #SouthAtlantic #OPV #Arrival #PortStanley #MareHarbour #falklandislandPatrolVessel #Voyage
Instagram post 2215670027725850985_7945435904 Under smoky orange skies, the crew of HMAS Adelaide prepare for embarking evacuees from Eden, NSW during Operation Bushfire Assist 2020.

#AustralianFires #royalaustraliannavy #hmasadelaide #Evacuation #LandingShip #HADR #HumanitarianAid #DisasterRelief #FLightDeck #Helicopters #navyrescue #Navy #Warship #edennsw #newsouthwales #Australia
Instagram post 2215575150748184935_7945435904 #HMSArgyll "winding ship" - turned through 180º by tugs in Devonport Naval Base to allow maintenance on the other side of the ship. 
#Type23Frigate #RoyalNavy #devonport #tug #windingship #180degrees #portsideto #starboardsideto #frigate #maintenance #plymouth
Instagram post 2215503138903232505_7945435904 New article on our website:

From Sea Dart to Sea Viper – area air defence for the Royal Navy

#RoyalNavy #SeaViper #SeaDart #AirDefence #SAM #missilesystem #NavalWarfare #missilelaunch #Type45Destroyer #ASTER #PAAMS
Instagram post 2215501199641497781_7945435904 #RFALyme bay departs Portand Harbour today after Christmas?new year leaf period to begin FOST training serials.

#RoyalFleetAuxiliary #portlandharbour #Departure #sunset #Dusk #Sailing
Instagram post 2214189329520420683_7945435904 As tensions with Iran increase again, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has ordered #HMSMontrose and #HMSDefender to resume accompaniments of UK-flagged commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz.

Defender sailed from UK in August. Montrose permanently deployed in Gulf with crew changing every 4 months.

#RoyalNavy #ProtectionofTrade #PersianGulf #ArabainGulf #Iran #Type23Frigate #Type45Destroyer
Instagram post 2214184874355721952_7945435904 New guest article on our website: 
What have aircraft carriers ever done for us?

Photo: HMS Invincible returns home to Portsmouth to huge welcome after the Falklands War, September 1982.

#aircraftcarriers #RoyalNavy #Portsmouth #ComingHome #WelcomeHome #AftertheWar #Victory #NavalAviation #FleetAirArm #Harrier
Instagram post 2214143925986606263_7945435904 #australianNavy #HMAS Choules delivered the first 1,000 #AustraliaFires evacuees from Mallacoota to Western Port yesterday. 
The large helicopter dock landing ship (LHD) #HMASAdelaide will sail from Sydney today to join the evacuation operation
Instagram post 2213165718789486833_7945435904 In an 8-hour operation HMAS Choules of the #AustralianNavy embarked about 1,000 people evacuated from #Mallacoota escaping the #australiafires She is currently on her way to Westernport near Melbourne before returning again