Royal Navy Elements Engage in Amphibious Landings

HMS Bulwark, together with helicopters from HMS Ocean, and elements of The Royal Marines, has been practicing amphibious landings in Cornwall.

The elements 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.

The deployment, involving a series of demanding exercises with alliance and other partner nations in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, will culminate in NATO’s flagship Trident Juncture exercise. Trident Juncture will include over 36,000 personal from over 30 nations and will ensure the groups readiness for any operations.

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