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#HMSRamsey and #HMSBlyth are to be formally decommissioned at a ceremony in Rosyth on 4th August.
They will almost certainly be transferred to 🇺🇦Ukraine (and maintained by Babcock).
This will leave just 11 MCMVs (5 Sandown and 6 Hunt class) in #RoyalNavy service.
Axing these vessel will save the cost of refits but is rather premature and presents risk. 
There has been good progress with the replacement Autonomous MCM systems but it cannot be described as a mature, globally-deployable and proven capability yet.
#Minehunters #RoyalNavy #Decommissioning #SandownClass #SRMH #MCMV #MineWarfare
#F35 of 207 Squadron conducts Short Take Off (STO) 
(207 is the pilot training squadron) #OperationalConversionUnit
#RAF #RoyalNavy #FastJet #PilotTraining #TakeOff #JumpJet #VSTOL #STOVL #RAFMarham
New photo essay on our website: #LinkinBio
The Carrier Strike Group – from Suez to the South China Sea
#CSG21 #PhotoEssay #SuezCanal #SouthChinaSea #CarrierStrikeGroup #GlobalBritain #InternationalPartners 
#RoyalNavy #AircraftCarrier #Type45Destroyer 
Photo: @thesergeantp_navy_photographer
#TimeLapse video - #HMSDuncan moved out of 3 Basin to North West Wall in Portsmouth yesterday as her major refit nears completion.
Her ship’s company moved back on board this week.
#Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #Portsmouth #ColdMove #Refit #Basin #Jetty #HMNBPortsmouth
#HNLMSEvertsen and #HMSQueenElizabeth  replenish from #RFATidespring in the South China Sea.
#CSG21 #AircraftCarrier #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #RAS #AircraftCarrier #Tanker #SouthChinaSea #RoyalNavy ##RoyalFleetAuxiliary  #koninklijkemarine
#HNLMSEvertsen seen from #RFATidespring in the #SouthChinaSea
#CSG21 #Sunset  #koninklijkemarine 🇳🇱
#HMSMontrose in the Gulf
In the last 4 months, 400 million tonnes of cargo have been safely escorted through the Bab al Mandeb Strait and Strait of Hormuz thanks to #RoyalNavy led operation Sentinel in the Gulf.
#Kipon #Type23Frigate #OperationSentinel
#HMSBrocklesby and #HMSShoreham in the Gulf
#Minehunters #RoyalNavy #PersianGulf #ArabianGulf #Kipion
#HMSBangor left Faslane this week to begin 6,000 mile voyage to the Gulf. 
Made logistic stop in Falmouth today and met up with #HMSMiddleton also making the trip.
#Kipion #Minehunter #MCMV #Bahrain #Gulf #PersianGulf #RoyalNavy
Travel is style…
RIB manned by the #FleetDivingSquadron conveys the Secretary of State of Defence, Ben Wallace, down the Thames to Greenwich this morning for his National Flagship announcement. 
#RiverThames #RoyalNavy #GreenBeret #Commando #EOD #RIB #DefenceSecretary #London
#HMSDefender sails from 🇧🇳Brunei after 3-day visit. 
German-built Darussalam class OPV 
KDB Daruttaqwa of the Brunei navy on left
#CSG21 #Brunei #Type45Destroyer #RoyalNavy #DefenceDiplomacy #GlobalBritain
#HMSRichmond on approach to #rfafortvictoria during Vertical Replenishment serials in the #SouthChinaSea #CSG21
#MerlinHelicopter #MerlinMk4 #845NAS #Type23Frigate #VERTREP #RoyalFleetAuxiliary #1700nas