. We were delighted to offer our support to the Maltese Government’s security operation this month which draws on our experience in providing security to high profile events such as the Olympics in 2012 and the Commonwealth Games last year.

Commodore Martin Connell

Commodore Martin Connell, the Commander of the UK Amphibious Task Group, said: “The United Kingdom’s Armed Forces enjoy a close, friendly relationship with our colleagues in the Armed Forces of Malta. 

"We were delighted to offer our support to the Maltese Government’s security operation this month which draws on our experience in providing security to high profile events such as the Olympics in 2012 and the Commonwealth Games last year.”

As the meeting drew to a close Her Majesty the Queen crossed Valletta Harbour in a traditional Maltese boat.

HMS Bulwark “Cheered Ship” as officers and crew greeted Her Majesty as she disembarked her boat.

HMS Bulwark has been taking part in COUGAR 15 and will return to the UK in mid December.