Royal Navy strike group heads to the Med

More than 1,000 sailors and Royal Marines have set sail to the Mediterranean to forge the commando forces of tomorrow

Littoral: Part of a sea, lake, or river that is close to the shore in coastal environments — referring to the Royal Marines’ amphibious nature.

Named the Littoral Response Group (Experimentation) deployment, the force includes the headquarters and staff of Commodore Rob Pedre, the Commander Littoral Strike Group, flagship HMS Albion, destroyer HMS Dragon and amphibious support ship RFA Lyme Bay.

“This deployment will provide high-readiness, forward-deployed options, provide strategic reassurance to our allies and partners, deter malevolent actors, strengthen NATO, and conduct wide-ranging defence experimentation,” he said.

“We will test cutting-edge technology and innovative concepts such as the Future Commando Force and the Littoral Strike Force concept to ensure our war-fighting edge in an era of constant competition.”

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