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An Ocean for my Kingdom

An Ocean for my Kingdom

An Army Air Corps Apache helicopter takes off from HMS Ocean during Operation Ellamy, the UK's contribution to UNSCR1973 in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya. (RN)By Robert Cuthbert Blake
THE story of HMS Ocean has probably not yet been fully told – from humble origins as a sea transport Ro-Ro vessel to get an Embarked Military Force (consisting of British Army / UK and Netherland Royal Marines) on their one-way ticket to Norway (and hopefully back) after 30 days, to Flagship of the Royal Navy.

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Piracy in Indian Ocean still remains

Piracy in Indian Ocean still remains

piratesBy Thomas Bennett LLB MSc (Oxon)
SOMALIA remains a failed state. Poverty, the absence of enforced law and psychopathy masquerading as a just cause foments an environment where money for gain, or money to finance terror, means that piracy in The Indian Ocean has not gone away.

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The future of the RAN surface fleet

The future of the RAN surface fleet

UntitledSAM GOLDSMITH analyses three possible options for a better surface combatant mix for the RAN. In considerable technical detail, this forensic examination is essential reading for naval personnel and anyone concerned with getting the best force for Australia’s future. The full paper is RAN SURFACE FLEET Ahere.

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