Episode 9: Ship Me Somewhere East of Suez

Andy Young talks to Vice Admiral Andrew Burns, UK Fleet Commander, about lessons from the Op FORTIS deployment, the forward basing of HMS Spey and Tamar, and changes to the Royal Navy’s lived experience.

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A Call to Arms Video Series

Produced by the Military Sciences research group as part of its Profession of Arms programme, the project is intended to provide a resource for those wishing to understand current issues in greater detail, particularly those undergoing Professional Military Education (PME). Each episode provides an examination of a specific area of military force or capability, hearing directly from those engaged in developing policy and delivering on programmes.


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