The training gleaned from this exercise is critical to my Command team. The Command and control required to work in a Task Group formation with Coalition and NATO partners is crucial to modern multi-national warfare.

Lt Cdr Ash Spender, CO of HMS Blyth

Sandown Class minehunters HMS Blyth and HMS Bangor both took part.  

Lt Cdr Ash Spender, Commanding Officer of HMS Blyth, said: “The training gleaned from this exercise is critical to my Command team.   

The Command and control required to work in a Task Group formation with Coalition and NATO partners is crucial to modern multi-national warfare.”  

Joint Warrior involved a number of evolving crises and conflict scenarios involving multiple nations, internal disputes, piracy and terrorist activities. Run over two weeks the exercise saw the development of simulated political and military tension in a fictional nation resulting in hostilities and warfighting.  

The next round of Exercise Joint Warrior will get underway in the spring.