France ready to host UK marines if amphibious ships are axed

first_img View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: HMS Albion December 4, 2017 View post tag: French Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today France ready to host Royal Marines if UK amphibious assault ships are axed The French Navy is considering allowing UK’s Royal Marines greater access to its amphibious ships should the Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion amphibious assault ships be axed as part of defense cuts.This was revealed by senior French officials, according to a report in Financial Times, who said that the French Navy was ready to allow the Royal Marines to embark one of its Mistral-class amphibious assault ships.The report comes at a time of widespread fears of possible cuts to the Royal Navy’s amphibious assault fleet ahead of a new UK defense and security review.According to the FT report, the cooperation could be organized within the 2010 Lancaster House treaty signed between France and the UK with the aim of developing an improved cooperation between British and French Armed Forces including a joint use of equipment and materials.While any official comments on the possible improved cooperation between the two countries are yet to be made, this would not be the first time for France and the UK to cooperate aboard Mistral-class LHDs. Earlier this year, BPC Mistral embarked two Royal Navy Mk3 Merlin helicopters from the UK’s Commando Helicopter Force for a five-month deployment to the Indian Ocean.In addition to UK troops, French amphibious ships are a platform for cooperation with other allies. Another Mistral-class ship, BPC Tonnerre, today embarked US marines from Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5) and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit for a deployment to the US 5th Fleet area of operations. Authorities Share this article France ready to host Royal Marines if UK amphibious assault ships are axed View post tag: Mistral-class View post tag: HMS Bulwarklast_img read more

Bazdarevic after Triumph over Wales: We won deservedly!

first_imgAfter the match, the coach of the football national team of B&H commented on the last night’s performance of the Dragons and the victory against Wales within the qualifications for the European Championships which is to be played in France next year.“I think the guys played a good match. Perhaps there was not the expected quality. It was not easy at all, because we have not created many opportunities. However, the victory is nice and we are going to Cyprus to achieve what we are all wishing for”, the coach Bazdarevic said after the match.The coach commented on Vedad Ibisevic coming back in shape.“Vedo deserved that we congratulate him on the goal and we hope he will score a lot more of them”, Bazdarevic pointed out.Three days from now, B&H is playing the last match in the qualifications, against Cyprus. Victory in that match would ensure performance in the barrage.“It is a master match, and there are no favorites. The winner goes on. Cyprus is a quality team, they have won against us and Israel, and I hope for the best”, coach Bazdarevic concluded.(Source: read more

Help wanted: Security State Bank has opening for part-time teller at Walmart branch

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