Europe

Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Europe

Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

The sad death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has been announced by Buckingham Palace. Although this is an extraordinarily difficult time for many, the Cabinet Office is asking the public not to gather at Royal Residences, and continue to follow public health advice particularly on avoiding meeting in large groups and on minimising travel. We are supporting the Royal Household in asking that floral tributes should not be laid at Royal Residences at this time.
UK Carrier Strike Group to sail with Netherlands Frigate on 2021 deployment
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UK Carrier Strike Group to sail with Netherlands Frigate on 2021 deployment

Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Evertsen will join the UK Carrier Strike Group for the duration of its inaugural deployment – from the North Atlantic, through to the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and on to the Indo-Pacific. The strike group will undertake a range of operations and training with allies and partners, including maritime missions with NATO in the Mediterranean and Coalition operations in the Middle East. As an Air Defence Frigate she will provide vital air defence protection to the Carrier and control air missions from her operations room. Frigate Evertsen joins a squadron of US Marine Corps F35 jets and a US Navy Destroyer as a contribution from our NATO Allies to the 2021 deployment. They will be integral elements of the Carrier Strike Group, showcasing NATO’s first 5t...