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In the British Navy: NATO Maritime Task Force Command Enhances Success in Global Britain Project

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The North Atlantic Alliance's Maritime Rapid Response Task Force was created to eliminate threats and risks in the maritime space that inevitably arise in the course of NATO's activities. The group is alternately commanded by different countries - members of the alliance. This time, the once "mistress of the seas" Great Britain took over from France and is now trying to regain dominance at sea.


The command ship of the group for 2022 was the British aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales. The NATO flag was raised on the aircraft carrier as a symbol of the fact that in the coming year the ship will serve as the flagship of the alliance's naval group.

The direct command of the operational forces during 2022 will be carried out by the commander of the strike group of the Royal fleet British Rear Admiral Michael Utley. It is known about him that he has served in the navy since 1990. During this time, Utley managed to be the commander of a patrol ship, frigate, aircraft carrier, aircraft carrier strike group and, finally, all the strike forces of the British fleet. This, according to the British press, is a fairly experienced and competent military officer who has awards for participating in the hostilities in Afghanistan.

As the Rear Admiral noted at the ceremony, NATO is currently the cornerstone of the United Kingdom's defense, so the UK is absolutely loyal and committed to the alliance. He also noted that it is a great honor for him to command the task force for a whole year. The Rear Admiral stressed that the modern Royal Navy of Great Britain is well prepared to participate in any naval operations of the North Atlantic Alliance. In addition, the British Navy noted that the command of the NATO naval task force will make it possible to more successfully achieve the implementation of the "Global Britain" project. This project assumes the growth of Britain's influence in the oceans. For example, it involves the simultaneous use of the 2nd new aircraft carrier strike groups of the United Kingdom away from their own shores.

It is known that the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales will set sail on Wednesday. He is to take part in joint exercises of the North Atlantic Alliance, which will be led by the Norwegian fleet. The Royal Navy of Great Britain noted that this will be the first combat tests of the aircraft carrier since it was declared fully operational. The commander (captain - in NATO terminology) of the aircraft carrier Steve Hiham said that his ship will spend 200 days at sea, operating with other ships of the fleets of NATO countries around the world.
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  1. Pereira
    Pereira 12 January 2022 10: 30
    +1
    What kind of project is this? Return of the colonies?
    1. Anachoret
      Anachoret 12 January 2022 10: 40
      +3
      No)) Britain one day, the same, will become "global" when "scattered to pieces")))
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 12 January 2022 12: 24
        0
        Quote: Pereira
        What kind of project is this? Colonies return?

        Yes, for Britain this is exactly a project to return her colonies! Britain does not even hide it!
        The world has begun a NEW SECTION of the world for its spheres of influence.
        And Britain is chasing its piece at full speed when dividing the world "pie" - to strive to get involved in the war with someone else's hands, so that it will not be late for the "feast of predators" itself.
  2. salad
    salad 12 January 2022 10: 31
    +2
    Just the royal navy! Where to go)))
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 12 January 2022 11: 48
      0
      Quote: salat
      Straight Royal Navy!

      Again "the sun never sets over Britain"? Phantom pains? Or have they hung up the bulbs, and it seems to them that the sun is?

      About phantom pain. I know a man who lost his left arm near Kandahar almost forty years ago. Until now, the weather aches. No, but it hurts.
      Does Britain still itch to pull the colonial helmet out of the closet?
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 12 January 2022 10: 34
    +4
    Afghanistan, what has the shores of the Afghan Sea? I hope the exercises will be in the region of Norway, since the Norwegian fleet is mentioned. Well then, we are waiting for the next "circus" performed by the NATO fleet in Northeast Asia in the winter. Then there was no American officer on board the Norwegian corvette, this is fake.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 12 January 2022 11: 38
      +2
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Afghanistan, what has the shores of the Afghan Sea?

      I also thought - what fleet did this combat admiral command in Afghanistan and, most importantly, what naval battle he won there, since he has military awards?
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 12 January 2022 12: 19
        +4
        Award "Visit to the Kabul airport." Award "Stay in the Persian Gulf during the storm" Water in a swamp. "Award" 200 days without whiskey ". The last is the most honorable. wassat drinks I have a month, not worthy.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 12 January 2022 14: 54
          +1
          Quote: tralflot1832
          award "200 days without whiskey". The last is the most honorable. wassat drinks I have a month, not worthy.

          I, Andrei, are now in the hospital. So I warn you competently - it's a joke with health. Be careful with him.
          Quote: tralflot1832
          I have a month
          Don't risk it like that ... drinks
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 12 January 2022 15: 01
            +3
            A speedy recovery, I myself am now suffering with pressure, it is raining, by the evening it gets cold. hi
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 12 January 2022 21: 41
              0
              Quote: tralflot1832
              I myself am now suffering with pressure, it is raining, by the evening it gets cold

              Here, just in this connection, and cognac ... drinks
        2. Sanichsan
          Sanichsan 12 January 2022 17: 38
          +1
          Quote: tralflot1832
          award "200 days without whiskey"

          nope ... the traditions of the British navy are rum, whip and sodomy! wassat but .... really, rum is not whiskey. without whiskey ... request
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 12 January 2022 17: 43
            +1
            Rum is sacred, for the British. Experience only with Kartavio rum (Peru). Downhole weight. Now the Germans control it.
        3. Sands Careers General
          Sands Careers General 13 January 2022 01: 53
          +1
          I also had a month, exactly before the New Year))
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 January 2022 10: 35
    +1
    will make it possible to achieve more successful implementation of the "Global Britain" project
    Invite Erdogan for consultations and hear his report on "Great Turan". It seems that Anglo-Saxon pride will take off and complacency will come.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 12 January 2022 10: 48
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Invite Erdogan for consultations and hear his report on "Great Turan".

      How can a student surprise teachers ..?
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 12 January 2022 10: 58
        +3
        Quote: Doccor18
        How can a student surprise teachers ..?

        The depth of knowledge ... of the fall?
        Such teachers mean wassat
        And so, yes, everything is purely gentlemanly - while we drive, let's drive it in our favor. Nothing new. Let everyone fight for global British interests ... to the last soldier.
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 12 January 2022 13: 03
          +1
          Quote: NDR-791
          Let everyone fight for global British interests ... to the last soldier.

          That's right.
          hi
  5. Egoza
    Egoza 12 January 2022 10: 39
    +1
    All the secret becomes clear! So the Global Britain project has appeared. "Command of the NATO Maritime Task Force" you say? Oh well. We urgently need to send them the song, not entirely, only the last verse ...
    In vain the old woman is waiting for her son to go home,
    They will tell her - she will cry
    And the waves run from the screw astern
    And their trace disappears in the distance ...
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 12 January 2022 11: 00
      +3
      I went out on deck, there is no deck! The deck fell into the hold ...
    2. Kaufman
      Kaufman 12 January 2022 12: 20
      +1
      It would be ridiculous ... However, we do not need to laugh, but to strengthen our fleet.
  6. Amateur
    Amateur 12 January 2022 10: 58
    +4
    competent combat officer with awards for participation in hostilities in Afghanistan.

    An admiral in the Afghan seas is cooler than an aircraft carrier in the Belarusian one. request
  7. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 12 January 2022 10: 59
    +2
    to eliminate threats and risks in the maritime space that inevitably arise in the process NATO.
    fool ... as a result of activities....that's right. repeat
  8. HAM
    HAM 12 January 2022 11: 05
    +3
    Already on Earth there is no place from the "chosen", "great" and "global": Americans, Turks, Poles, and now the British, guardians with the Germans have forgotten ..... and which of them is "great"? .. let them find out between yourself in any fight, it can be dishonest ..
    1. Kaufman
      Kaufman 12 January 2022 12: 21
      -2
      why didn't the Russian world insert here?)
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 12 January 2022 11: 14
    +2
    Blue paint next to the number ... very much like a target! laughing
  10. hohohol
    hohohol 12 January 2022 11: 17
    +2
    The North Atlantic Alliance's Maritime Rapid Response Task Force is set up to eliminate threats and risks in the maritime space that inevitably arise in the course of NATO activities.

    All You Need to Know About NATO - Threats and Risks
  11. Burbulator
    Burbulator 12 January 2022 11: 51
    +1
    It's like that.
    HMS Queen Elizabeth's Carrier Strike Group:
    - 9 ships;
    - 1 nuclear submarine;
    - 32 aircraft;
    - 3700 people personnel;
    - 500000 nautical miles;
    - 17 allied countries;
    The latter is of paramount importance!
    1. Kaufman
      Kaufman 12 January 2022 12: 21
      -1
      yes, this is more than serious.
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 12 January 2022 12: 35
      -2
      The only thing that is extremely important for us to know about the islanders.
  12. AB
    AB 12 January 2022 11: 51
    0
    Already long ago they slipped from Veliko to just Britain. Saying "Global Britain" is like declaring yourself the equal of the United States. NATO Brits are getting more and more expensive every year, but here they sometimes let them steer and pretend that they make their own decisions.
  13. Borisych
    Borisych 12 January 2022 12: 56
    +2
    Britain has a small island formation. If without Ireland, well, just Lithuania. Well, two Lithuania with Ireland. One Lithuania stinks, two are even worse. Garbage container.
  14. parkhachev alexander
    parkhachev alexander 12 January 2022 16: 16
    0
    if Britain wants to enter an Empire over which the sun does not set, then their paths with NATO must go their separate ways, and I hope that in this case it will come to the idiots from Foggy Albion that it will not be possible to defeat the Euro Reich without Russia, as it will not be possible to reach China ...