Joint Warrior

Joint Warrior is a UK tri-Service multinational exercise that involves numerous warships, aircraft, marines and troops.

Joint Warrior provides a complex environment in which UK, NATO and allied units can go through training together in tactics and skills for use in a combined joint task force.

The exercise runs through a range of scenarios, including crisis and conflict situations, that could be realistically encountered in operations - disputed territory, terrorist activity, piracy and more. 

This massive multinational exercise delivers specialist maritime training, bringing together the theatres of air, surface, underwater and amphibious forces.

What we are doing

The largest military exercise in Europe

Why we are there

Bringing together all three Services, plus other nation's forces

Alongside forces from the Army and RAF, it prepares maritime forces, including ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel very well for the challenges of real-world activity, from maritime security, counter-piracy to combat operations.

Commodore Jerry Kyd, Commander UK Task Group

Jerry Kyd

Rank: Captain

Educated at Southampton University, Jerry Kyd joined the Royal Navy as a Seaman Officer in 1985 and spent his early career at sea in various ships, including aircraft carriers, frigates and the Fishery Protection Squadron.

In the 1990s, he qualified as a Gunnery Officer and Specialist Navigator, and saw active service in operations in Northern Ireland, Kosovo and the Gulf.

In the last decade, in addition to instructional duties at the Maritime Warfare School as the Specialist Navigator Course ‘teacher’, he served as the Navigating Officer of HMS Ark Royal and commanded the Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth.

International partnerships

As the fifth largest economy in the world, the UK has responsibilities towards its allies and partners. But Britain also has global ambitions – namely to protect the seaways underpinning the country’s prosperity. The Royal Navy plays a crucial role in fostering these enduring and lasting alliances with other nations.

Ready to fight

When diplomacy fails, the UK has to be ready to protect its interests and its allies. What’s more, as a member of NATO and the UN, the UK also acts to support the enforcement of UN resolutions and come to the aid of our allies. This is where the Royal Navy comes in: we train to go where we’re needed – by sea, land or air – and deploy our forces with the aim of restoring peace.

Location Scotland

HMS Bulwark

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829 Naval Air Squadron

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40 Commando

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HMS Kent

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RFA Argus

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845 Naval Air Squadron

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HMS Pembroke

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30 Commando IX Group

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RFA Orangeleaf

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29 Commando Regiment

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HMS Dragon

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820 Naval Air Squadron

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HMS Penzance

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700W Naval Air Squadron

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HMS Ledbury

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Commando Engineers

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HMS Illustrious

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RFA Lyme Bay

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HMS Chiddingfold

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HMS Dauntless

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