Thursday, June 18, 2009

Taurus 09 ends in Brunei

We have been following the RN's big Taurus 09 deployment as it travelled across the world. The deployment has now ended following a final exercise, Exercise Commando Rajah at Brunei. The exercise was a major amphibious operation involving Australian and US warships as well as the RN contingent led by HMS Bulwark and HMS Ocean. Land forces deployed included 40 Commando Royal Marines, Gurkhas and ground forces from Brunei, the US and New Zealand operating in the tough jungle and river areas of Brunei.

Michael Yon recently wrote of training with the Gurkhas in the jungles of Brunei and is well worth a read.

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