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  • Monday, September 19th 2022 - 23:04 UTC

    Argentina rejects naval exercise in Brazil because of Falklands' HMS Forth

    The OPV HMS Forth stationed in the Falkland Islands (Pic RN)

    Argentina has dropped out of this year's UNITAS annual naval exercises sponsored by the United States, with the participation of South American and other extra-region naval units, which are currently taking place in the Atlantic organized by Brazil.

  • Thursday, June 16th 2022 - 08:06 UTC

    HMS Forth, permanent presence in the Falklands, and South Atlantic naval guardian

    From East Cove port, she conducts regular reassurance patrols not just of the Falklands, but also on South Georgia to support the government and Antarctic scientists

    HMS Forth, naval guardians of the Falklands have spoken of their pride of patrolling the Islands at keeping the eternal flame of 1982 burning. As such they joined the Falklands' fortieth anniversary of liberation and end of the war, on 14 June together with RAF and Army personnel, VIPs and Islanders marking Liberation Day. June 14 is a public holiday in the Falklands since the Argentine surrender 40 years ago and was commemorated with a memorial service, parade and reception in Stanley.

  • Wednesday, February 5th 2020 - 09:25 UTC

    Falklands' patrol HMS Forth displays its capabilities in a combined exercise

    River-class OPV HMS Forth arrived in the Falklands last month, to pick up from HMS Clyde, working with the RAF and Army units based on the Islands.

    The Royal Navy has shown off the capabilities of its Falkland Islands' guardian to the other Armed Forces tasked with protecting the South Atlantic islands.

  • Wednesday, January 8th 2020 - 09:35 UTC

    Falklands patrol HMS Forth arrives in the Islands

    HMS Forth docking at Mare Harbour (Pic BFSAI Falklands)

    The British Forces South Atlantic Islands and the Falkland Islands welcomed the arrival on Tuesday of the Royal Navy's next-generation patrol ship, HMS Forth. The ship has taken over the mission from HMS Clyde, which has offered protection to the Falklands and nearby South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands for the past 12 years.

  • Monday, April 1st 2019 - 06:21 UTC

    HMS Clyde to be transferred to the Brazilian navy at the end of 2019

    HMS Clyde will be replaced by a new Batch 2 River class vessel, HMS Forth.

    Brazilian media are reporting that the country is to take over HMS Clyde when the Offshore Patrol Vessel leaves Royal Navy service in the Falkland Islands. The news was reportedly announced during a recent event, “Brazil-United Kingdom Defense Industry Dialogue”, held in the Brazilian Navy Cultural Center in São Paulo.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 07:44 UTC

    Falklands' HMS Clyde replacement delayed because of post-Brexit defense duties

    Currently there are three POVs based around the UK and Europe with HMS Clyde, stationed in the Falkland Islands

    The Daily Mail has reported that the Royal Navy is to keep old offshore patrol vessels it was due to decommission to ensure it has enough vessels to police Britain's borders after Brexit. This allegedly means the Falkland Islands patrol HMS Clyde, which was to be replaced by HMS Forth from the new batch of patrol vessels and which is scheduled to become active operational next September, will remain in service in the South Atlantic.

  • Friday, January 26th 2018 - 14:53 UTC

    Royal Navy received the new Offshore Patrol Vessel HMS Forth

     The 90-metre warship, which successfully completed her maiden sea trials in December, will soon be sailed to Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth

    British Defense Minister Guto Bebb formally announced on Thursday the acceptance of HMS Forth, the Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), from manufacturer BAE Systems at the company’s Scotstoun shipyard.