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Samuel Corby

Samuel is a defence commentator with a particular interest in the South Pacific.

HMS Protector arrives in South Africa following busy summer season in the Antarctic

The Royal Navy’s ice patrol vessel HMS Protector has arrived in Cape Town for maintenance following a busy summer season that has seen it mix scientific research and hydrographic surveying with searching for a missing Argentine submarine and diplomatic visits to several regional allies. 

Mounts Bay completes maintenance period in Charleston

RFA Mounts Bay has completed a brief maintenance period in the American port of Charleston to prepare her for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season. 

HMS Albion leaves her mark on Indonesia

The first visit by a British warship to the world’s largest island nation in nearly seven years has been heralded a success as HMS Albion caps off a busy three day visit.

New Zealand wargames Pacific intervention in Vanuatu

New Zealand is staging one of its largest exercises of the year to test its capabilities to respond to violent unrest and natural disasters in the Pacific island states.

HMS Albion arrives in Brunei for four-day visit

HMS Albion has continued her deployment to the Far East with a visit to Brunei, a key British ally in the region and home to Britain’s main military contingent in the Asia-Pacific. 

Australian and Canadian aircraft join HMS Sutherland to police North Korean embargo

As global attention is focused on the landmark negotiations on the Korean peninsula, international forces are continuing to ensure that UN embargo's on North Korea are enforced.

Australian Navy conducts emergency repairs to HMS Sutherland in Sydney

The Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Support Unit has been called in to provide maintenance support to British frigate HMS Sutherland, currently on deployment in the Pacific, following weather-related damage to its galley. 

Canadian Chinooks head to Mali to support UN Peacekeeping mission

A six helicopter Air Task Force from the Royal Canadian Air Force will be deployed to support the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for the next twelve months.

RFA Mounts Bay scrambled to Turks and Caicos Islands to stem tide of illegal...

RFA Mounts Bay, the North Atlantic patrol vessel, has been deployed to the Turks and Caicos Islands at short notice following a request from the islands Governor to address recent increase in illegal arrivals by Haitian sloops to the British territory. 

Kiwi frigate arrives in Canada for major refit, slated to receive British designed Sea...

HMNZS Te Kaha, an Anzac class frigate, has arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia, to commence a major upgrade of its sensor and weapons systems expected to extend its service life out to 2030.