Tuesday, March 01, 2011

HMS Cumberland Deploys to Libya

HMS Cumberland is currently part of Operation Deference, the operation to help British Nationals in Libya after the country’s collapse into civil war.

Cumberland has a command team embarked to co-ordinate any eventuality that may occur. HMS Cumberland a Type 22 Frigate was returning from a 6 month deployment as the OP TELIC Frigate when her tasking was changed.

HMS Cumberland docked in Benghazi and embarked British Nationals. She left Benghazi late Thursday afternoon with British nationals on board heading for Valletta in Malta.