British assault ship in Norway for NATO exercises

Amphibious assault ship HMS Albion is participating Exercise Joint Viking 23, alongside NATO allies and partners in Norway’s picturesque fjords.

The ship departed from Plymouth to support amphibious landings with Royal Marines along Norway’s rugged coastline.

These exercises are organized by Norway and designed to evaluate the cold weather warfare skills of allied forces, ensuring their readiness to fight across the Arctic’s waters and challenging terrain seamlessly.

Prior to arriving in the Arctic, Albion’s sailors and Royal Marines underwent rigorous training, including ‘internal battles,’ to ensure their preparedness for the upcoming exercises.

During this simulation, say the Royal Navy, the ship was subjected to simulated battle damage, and the reactions of the sailors were tested by Albion’s internal training team as they worked to extinguish fires and make necessary repairs swiftly.

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