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NATO Conducts Largest-Ever Naval War Games Off Coast Of Scotland

The News (Portsmouth)
April 18, 2013

Navy at heart of NATO exercise

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Involving more than 40 warships, 40 fixed-wing aircraft and 30 helicopters from the UK, Netherlands, Canada, France, Denmark, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Germany, over 12,000 personnel will be taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior.

A training exercise for Response Force Task Group, which is designed to respond at a moment’s notice to rapidly unfolding world events, this takes place twice a year in a vast arena off the coast of Scotland.

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Last Operation Jade Warrior in September 2012

Royal Navy warships are at the heart of the largest ever NATO exercise to take place off the coast of Scotland.

The ‘war games’ began today as the Navy, Army and RAF put their warfighting skills to the test.

Seven warships from the UK, Netherlands and Canada sailed in formation from the East coast of Scotland round to the West today where they will join up with the rest of the task group on Tuesday.

Involving more than 40 warships, 40 fixed-wing aircraft and 30 helicopters from the UK, Netherlands, Canada, France, Denmark, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Germany, over 12,000 personnel will be taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior.

A training exercise for Response Force Task Group, which is designed to respond at a moment’s notice to rapidly unfolding world events, this takes place twice a year in a vast arena off the coast of Scotland.

Events began on Friday at Barry Buddon beach in Barry, Carnoustie where 42 Commando Royal Marines launched an aviation assault to practise landing on the shores of a hostile nation and being ready to fight. Viking vehicles were also brought onto the shores via landing craft from HMS Bulwark, demonstrating how they would bring their equipment and support to back up the marines landed from the air.

For the Commander UK Task Group based on HMS Bulwark, Commodore Paddy McAlpine this is a chance to put into practise lessons learnt from the Royal Navy’s key exercise last year, Cougar 12. That exercise, spearheaded by HMS Bulwark and HMS Illustrious, saw the task group work first with the French off Toulon and Corsica, then with the Albanians in the Adriatic.

Cdre McAlpine said: “During Joint Warrior we will practise fighting at sea as well as fighting from the sea. We’ll practise against a demanding air, surface and submarine threat, entering a hostile environment and then deliver our landing force of Royal and Dutch marines to the right area.”

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  1. rosemerry
    April 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Interesting that most Scots are not keen on NATO/wars/invasions and independent Scotland may not be part of NATO if the people are asked.

    • richardrozoff
      April 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      The Scottish people have not been asked. Their nation will become the 29th NATO member state.

  2. April 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I was just curious if any one from Ireland or even Scotland was familiar with the story below- I only discovered it A year or so ago here in America, on “Common Dreams” website “Comments”- I was really shocked and totally pissed of at this account and would like to know if it is common knowledge in that part of the world-
    Below is an exerpt and links to the story-The last time this site was updated was 1997-A full 16 years ago, so I just wanted an update on what has transpired…Off subject but we are talking British War Ships here-

    “Is Britain’s cover-up of its 1845-1850 holocaust in Ireland the most successful Big Lie in all of history?”

    The cover-up is accomplished by the same British terrorism and bribery that perpetrated the genocide. Consider: why does Irish President Mary Robinson call it “Ireland’s greatest natural 1 disaster” while she conceals the British army’s role? Potato blight, “phytophthora infestans”, did spread from America to Europe in 1844, to England and then Ireland in 1845 but it didn’t cause famine anywhere. Ireland did not starve for potatoes; it starved for food.

    “Ireland starved because its food, from 40 to 70 shiploads per day, was removed at gunpoint by 12,000 British constables reinforced by the British militia, battleships, excise vessels, Coast Guard and by 200,000 British soldiers (100,000 at any given moment) The attached map shows the never-before-published names and locations in Ireland of the food removal regiments (Disposition of the Army; Public Record Office, London; et al, of which we possess photocopies). Thus, Britain seized from Ireland’s producers tens of millions of head of livestock; tens of millions of tons of flour, grains, meat, poultry & dairy products; enough to sustain 18 million persons”.

    http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=34028.0
    http://irishholocaust.org/

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