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RFA Argus heads for ​Baltic Protector 2019

11th June 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


RFA Argus has deployed for Baltic Protector 2019 with Royal Marine helicopter squadrons embarked as part of a Royal Navy amphibious task force.

The deployment, led by flagship HMS Albion, is the first test of the RN-led international Joint Expeditionary Force. With the British amphibious task group at its heart, it also consists of ships, aircraft, helicopter, troops and armour from up to eight other allied nations that have shorelines on either the Baltic or North Seas.

Onboard Argus are the Royal Marines’ Commando Helicopter Force and Merlin Mk4 troop carriers (845 Naval Air Squadron), and reconnaissance/intelligence gathering Wildcats (847 NAS).

As well as conducting exercises and providing training support both for the Fleet Air Arm and military medics, Argus doubles up as a casualty treatment ship with onboard hospital facilities

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