Jungly Sea Kings Join FS Charles de Gaulle amid Anglo-French Exercise

first_img View post tag: Anglo-French View post tag: Kings Training & Education November 2, 2012 View post tag: sea View post tag: de View post tag: Naval View post tag: Gaulle View post tag: News by topic View post tag: FS Jungly Sea Kings Join FS Charles de Gaulle amid Anglo-French Exercise View post tag: Charles View post tag: Navy View post tag: join Back to overview,Home naval-today Jungly Sea Kings Join FS Charles de Gaulle amid Anglo-French Exercise View post tag: Jungly View post tag: Exercise Jungly Sea Kings of the Commando Helicopter Force were given a glimpse of traditional style aircraft carrier operations when they joined France’s flagship.The green helicopters, used to carry Royal Marines and their kit into battle, flew on to FS Charles de Gaulle in the Med in the middle of a major Anglo-French exercise.The two joined forces as Britain’s Response Force Task Group linked up with the Charles de Gaulle battlegroup in the Med for Corsican Lion.The two-week exercise drew to a close at the weekend watched by the defence secretaries of Britain and France; before they visited British and French marines and their kit had been put ashore on Corsica’s east shore – renamed the fictional Barbary Coast for the exercise.The amphibious ships in the Anglo-French task force (HMS Bulwark, Illustrious, RFA Mounts Bay, FS Mistral) delivered the troops and kit to their destination by landing craft and Jungly helicopters, with the de Gaulle providing fast jet air power courtesy of her Super Étendards and Rafales.As part of all that interopérabilité, some of the CHF Sea Kings dropped in on the French porte-avions.“It’s an awesome-sized ship – it’s like a small airfield at sea.“Flying on to her between the waves of fixed wing taking off and landing is pretty tight, an insight into our future carrier operations,” said Sea King pilot Lt Will Orme, the first Junglie to land on France’s flagship.Although the main training objective was to prove that the two countries could work side-by-side, it also offered the chance to integrate each others equipment and communications as Britain and France look to forge a Combined Joint Expeditionary Force, ready to respond to global events at short notice, by the middle of the decade.“Trooping drills with the French Marines are the same as with our Royal Marines,” said Cpl Mark Haffenden RM, a Junglie aircrewman.“They have some different ways of operating and everyone is interested in their kit. We’ve flew around the exercise area and they have the same tactics as 3 Commando Brigade.”The Junglies were based on Illustrious for Corsican Lion and joined Lusty in Toulon harbour once the exercise ended.The Anglo-French training was the first major ‘set piece’ event of Cougar 12, the annual deployment of the Response Force Task Group which is the RN’s short-notice force ready to act on the world stage if required – as it did 12 months ago off Libya.Next up for the group is rare training with the Albanian armed forces on the east shore of the Adriatic, Exercise Albanian Lion.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 2, 2012; Image: Royal Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Key questions as Wimbledon faces postponement or cancellation

first_img Read Also: Victor Moses flees Milan for London amid covid-19 fears ‘Meghan Markle’s Wimbledon hair is a look she rarely wears’ or ‘Meghan Markle’s Wimbledon outfit draws backlash’ were particular diversions in 2019. Also into cold storage will go the dependable, ‘Game, sweat and match’, dusted off every time the sun drives up the temperatures in London. And farewell to the ‘gruntometer’, that notorious low-tech gadget employed by the red-tops to categorise the on-court Wimbledon shrieks and screams. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World The All England Club will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss the possible postponement or even cancellation of Wimbledon in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. Wimbledon’s famous logo at the All England Club AFP Sport looks at the key questions facing the organisers of what is generally regarded as the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament. What are the options for Wimbledon this year? – Wimbledon, which is scheduled to take place from June 29 until July 12, has been staged every year in peace time since 1877, shelved only during the two world wars. However, the spread of the coronavirus has brought havoc to the 2020 global sports calendar. Tennis is at a standstill until June 7 with the entire European claycourt season already wiped out. Roland Garros, traditionally the season’s second Grand Slam of four, has been rescheduled from its traditional late May-early June slot to September 20-October 4. The grass court season is relatively short, five weeks for the leading events, so Wimbledon would appear to have time on their side. However, building and preparation work at the All England Club site in leafy south-west London takes two months to complete and is set to start at the end of April. There is also the issue of when the coronavirus will peak. By Thursday, there had been 170 fatalities in London alone with 578 nationwide. Around 9,500 people have been infected so far in the United Kingdom. Health is the top issue for an event which attracts not only the superstars of the sport, but also close to 500,000 spectators each year as well as 6,000 staff and around 3,200 accredited media. Why can’t the tournament be played later in the year? – A slot has opened up in the calendar after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until next year. However, Wimbledon organisers know that a postponement by a just fortnight to take advantage of that opening would solve little. It would also mean running into the build-up to the US hardcourt season, the precursor to the August-September US Open in New York. “At this time, based on the advice we have received from the public health authorities, the very short window available to us to stage The Championships due to the nature of our surface suggests that postponement is not without significant risk and difficulty. “Playing behind closed doors has been formally ruled out,” said a spokesman.center_img Two-time Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray said he appreciated the difficulties. “I don’t know how long they could push it back,” Murray, 34, told the BBC. “There’s a lot of other stakeholders, a lot of other tournaments to consider. Even things like daylight for the tournament. “Once the tournament gets put back, there’s less and less daylight.” What would be the financial implications of a cancelled Wimbledon? – The tournament is an annual money-spinner. For example, in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, it was reported that Wimbledon generated $336 million with a pre-tax profit of $52 million. Over 90 per cent of that was ploughed into British tennis. The BBC, which broadcasts Wimbledon, will have a two-week black hole if the event is called off. They reportedly shell out around $72 million a year for the rights. Who would be the losers of a cancelled Wimbledon? – As well as the purely sporting implications of a binned Wimbledon, Britain’s well-heeled would suffer a jolt to their busy summer social season. The Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames, a feature since 1839, has already been cancelled. Wary eyes will now be cast towards June’s Royal Ascot, which has drawn British royalty and the cream of society since 1911. The British tabloids would also be stripped of their two-week Wimbledon headline bonanza and celebrity fix. Worries over daylight: Britain’s Jamie Murraylast_img read more

Savacool invited to Major League Baseball assessment program

first_imgCampioleta said B’ville’s last brush with the big leagues was in 2014 when Scott Blewett — a right-handed pitcher, like Savacool — was picked in the second round of the draft by the Kansas City Royals.“I think it’s really a testament to our program that we have. Our coaches do a great job making sure … all of our student-athletes excel,” Campioleta said. “This is a pretty unprecedented honor for Jason. That’s a once-in-a-lifetime situation.”