30 Sep '16, 11am

HMS Ocean ready for Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime) deployment #JEFM

After a slow start to the week as a result of unfavourable weather conditions, the air group have achieved a great deal over the last couple of days including the Apache live firings. Lieutenant Commander Simon Wood The commanding officer of 42 Commando Royal Marines, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Totten, said: “42 Commando and HMS Ocean, are now a central part of the JEF deployment. "The Commando force onboard sits at the centre of an effort that spans from Oman, through Albania, to Gibraltar. “Our current focus is to confirm we are ready in all respects for any amphibious task group operations that may be required of us and to work alongside key partner nations. The deployment is the culmination of a year-long training cycle and all members of 42 Commando are enjoying the opportunity to be at sea once again.’’ HMS Ocean’s crew has also been training on damage-control and chemi...

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