22 Dec '14, 3pm

[email protected] sailors support ongoing air strikes against #ISIL forces in the #MiddleEast

HMS Kent works with the USA in fight against ISIL 22/12/2014 Three days to go until Christmas and Royal Navy sailors in the Gulf are maintaining the eternal watch against those who might do us harm. More than 300 sailors, aircrew and Royal Marines have been supporting ongoing air strikes against ISIL forces in the Middle East as part of a US Navy carrier battle group. Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Kent, two 'eye-in-the-sky' Sea King helicopters from 849 Naval Air Squadron and support ship RFA Fort Austin joined Carrier Strike Group One, led by the USS Carl Vinson whose F/A 18 Hornets have been striking at ISIL targets as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. The Sea Kings – normally based at RNAS Culdrose, but deployed east of Suez aboard Fort Austin – have been using their radars to provide the task group early warning of any threats by sea or air. It is what the helicopters...

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