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Warships To Dock In River Clyde Ahead Of Major Multinational Exercise

The Royal Navy, British Army and RAF are all taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior, alongside military personnel from 10 other nations.

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The River Clyde is set to welcome a number of warships ahead of one of Europe's largest military exercises next week.

Eight frigates from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France and Portugal will arrive at King George V Docks in Glasgow between 30 September and 4 October prior to joining Exercise Joint Warrior.

Two British vessels and one from the US will also stop at the Royal Navy's Faslane base before the training.

Joint Warrior runs from 4-15 October, with 10 NATO allies and one non-NATO nation taking part.

In total, 28 warships, two submarines, 81 aircraft and more than 6,000 military personnel will train off the east, west and north coasts of Scotland.

The exercise is held twice a year and is linked directly with the NATO Military Training Exercise Programme.

Over the two weeks, military personnel will face a range of scenarios that could be experienced during operations, the Royal Navy said.

They will undertake a wide range of tasks including intelligence gathering, reconnaissance, anti-smuggling and counter-terrorism operations, humanitarian assistance and evacuations.

A number of measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of coronavirus during the exercise, the Navy added.

Cover image: Vessels taking place in Exercise Joint Warrior last year (Picture: MOD).