Exercising alongside forces from Belgium, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Germany, Denmark and Norway provides both visible assurance and the demonstration of a variety of maritime capabilities to both our NATO Allies and potential aggressors

Lieutenant Commander Peter Ware, Commanding Officer of HMS Ramsey

With the Crew having returned from a seven-month deployment to Operation Kipion in December 17, during the period leading up to this deployment, Ramsey was put through her paces to ensure that both she and her crew were at full readiness to deploy. 

This included a period of Directed Continuation Training (DCT) requiring a demonstration of the full breadth of capability Ramsey offers as a Mine Counter Measures Vessel.

Before HMS Ramsey deployed from the UK, MCM1 Commanding Officer Commander Nicholas Unwin RN addressed the ship’s company praising their hard work.

He said, “HMS Ramsey and MCM1 Crew 8 are ready to join their NATO colleagues operating in and around Northern Europe. It will be a different environment from the Crew’s last deployment to the Arabian Gulf which completed just five months ago and having done a quick turnaround, they are back out at the forefront of the UK’s globally deployed Mine Countermeasures force.

"The Crew has worked hard to get to this day and I am certain it will be a rewarding period for them.’

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