Forces News has been given exclusive access to the UK’s biggest Naval Base outside the UK.
The Royal Navy Maritime Component in Bahrain is home to hundreds of personnel and a base to a number of ships on rotation.
Bahraini, British, US and other allies work together in Bahrain under the established Combined Maritime Force or CMF.
The latest to join is Iraq, making a further contribution the security of the Gulf region.
Bahrain has the biggest concentration of Royal Navy outside the UK, working around the clock 365 days a year.