HMS Albion Gets Shipshape For A Return To Duty
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British Military Exercise In Japan Cancelled

Typhoon Cimaron is expected to bring strong winds and rain to the region over the next few days.

HMS Albion Gets Shipshape For A Return To Duty

HMS Albion has been operating in Japanese waters for several weeks (Library picture: Crown Copyright).

A joint simulated beach assault by the British and Japanese militaries has been cancelled following warnings of extreme weather.

The drill near to Mount Fuji was due to be the first to take place between the two countries in Japan, involving UK personnel from the Royal Marines.

Typhoon Cimaron is expected to bring strong gusts and to the region.

Another typhoon, named 'Soulik' has also been in the region during the past few days:

During the military drill, the plan was for personnel to storm a beach using boats launched from the Royal Navy's HMS Albion.

The British vessel was deployed to the Asia-Pacific in April to help monitor prohibited sea trading.

Japanese Defence Minister Onodera welcomed the deployed of Albion to Japan, saying:

"We will further enhance our cooperation with the UK, one of our closest security partners in both Europe and Asia."