Baltic Protector

Nine nations come together for the first major maritime training deployment of the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), which is proud to be enabling stability and security within the Baltic Sea region.


What are we doing?

HMS Albion will join forces with vessels and personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and the Netherlands for the start of integration training in the western Baltic and eastern North Sea – the first of three phases making up the deployment.

The Joint Expeditionary Force will then demonstrate its ability to not only operate independently but also support existing multinational organisations when the task group will join NATO Allies on the US-led Exercise Baltops, taking part off Germany and Sweden.

The third and final phase of the deployment will see the task group link up with land forces in the eastern Baltic - including the UK-led battlegroup in Estonia which makes up part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence – by conducting a series of shore landings and raids.

This deployment represents the largest UK-led operational deployment of a military force in Europe for decades and demonstrates our ability to react quickly and decisively to any crisis in the world.

Captain Peter Laughton
Commanding Officer, HMS Albion