Portsmouth-based warship completes exercise

Warship exercise Photo: Royal Navy

v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} 96 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;}A Royal Navywarship has come to the end of a multi national exercise off the coast ofNorway that tested ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from eight nations.

Portsmouth basedHMS Kent has been in Norway taking part in NATO’s submarine warfare exerciseDynamic Mongoose 2014.

Ships on excersise Credit: Royal Navy

In rough seas and high winds the allied nations were given the opportunity to train for a variety of scenarios.

Submarines attended from France, Portugal and Norway and surface ships from France, Germany, Norway, Poland and the UK with additional personnel from Canada and the USA providing assistance.

Training in challenging conditions Credit: Royal Navy

In total there were 10 surface vessels, three submarines and three Maritime Patrol aircraft along with embarked helicopters and a further four Merlin helicopters from RNAS Culdrose, in Cornwall.