28 Apr '14, 3pm

UK Minister breaks ground on Royal Navy HQ in Bahrain

UK Minister breaks ground on Royal Navy HQ in Bahrain

Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois MP broke ground with a golden shovel at the site of the new UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) complex in Bahrain. Nowhere else outside UK home waters is there such a concentration of the Royal Navy around the clock 365 days a year. There are usually upwards of a dozen ships and units deployed in the region, well over 1,200 men and women and now work has begun to expand their base on the island with work due to finish in mid 2015. Mr Francois said: “Close cooperation is integral to our relationship with Bahrain and I was honoured to attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the new UK Maritime Component Command headquarters within the Salman Naval Base. "This very visible commitment by the UK and Bahrain underlines the importance we both place upon our friendship and cooperation. "Bahraini, British, US and other allies work in concert in...

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