HMS Somerset returns to sea after £20 million refit

The Type 23 frigate has a new lease of life as one of the most advanced fighting ships in the fleet due to a £20 million docking and upgrade in her home port of Devonport Naval Base in partnership with Babcock Marine . HMS Somerset ’s commanding officer, Commander Mike Smith, said: I am incredibly proud to be taking HMS Somerset back to sea after what has been a highly productive upgrade

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HMS Somerset returns to sea after £20 million refit

RAF Typhoon aircraft exercise in UAE

This has been the first time that aircraft, engineers and pilots from the squadron, normally based at RAF Leuchars, have deployed together on the Advanced Tactical Leadership Course ( ATLC ), which runs each year at Al Dhafra Air Base. Wing Commander Mike Baulkwill, Officer Commanding 6 Squadron , said: We have been sent out here to conduct this multinational exercise that looks at large scale air operations involving many aircraft. The exercise has been run over a number of weeks, giving the pilots, ground crew and support staff an opportunity to work alongside other nations.

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RAF Typhoon aircraft exercise in UAE