Qatar Armed Forces Tour UK’s HMS Duncan

The UK’s newest warship hosted a special day at sea for military officers from Qatar’s Joint Command and Staff Course.

As part of her deployment to the Persian Gulf region, the Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan laid on the demonstration for Army, Navy and Air Force officers studying on the select postgraduate course at Qatar’s Joaan Bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College (JBJJCSC).

It was designed to demonstrate the use of the maritime instruments available to military officers as they move through their careers in an increasingly joined up, multinational environment.

The staff and students from Qatar got to see HMS Duncan’s Lynx helicopter and sea boats simulating the hunting down of a suspected vessel.

The Royal Marine boarding team then demonstrated how they would search the vessel for illegal cargo.

The visitors were also briefed on the ship’s weapons, propulsion and navigation systems as well as touring the Operations Room.

HMS Duncan deployed in March from Portsmouth and is due to continue her deployment to the Middle East supporting security and freedom of navigation in the Gulf and region until the end of 2015.

Image: Royal Navy

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