Thursday, May 14, 2009

Exercise Shomodro Torongo (Taurus 09)

Shomodro Torongo is the latest exercise involving UK forces in the big Taurus 09 deployment. While the ASW boys played hide and seek with an SSN in the Gulf HMS Bulwark and RFA Wave Ruler headed to Bangladesh where Marines from 40 Commando and 4 and 539 Assault Squadrons took part in exercises alongside their Bangladeshi counterparts in the Ganges delta.

Helicopters from 820 NAS also took part in CASEVAC support and the gathering of intelligence. RN personnel also helped to build a community house in an example of soft power.

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