HMS Richmond, a frigate assigned to HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Carrier Strike Group, has been welcomed to Karachi, Pakistan.
— HMS Richmond (@HMS_Richmond) October 31, 2021
As a representation of the ‘Indo-Pacific tilt’ in the UK’s foreign policy, the Carrier Strike Group made its maiden deployment in May 2021 and has conducted operations and engagements in the Mediterranean and the Indo-Pacific.
— Mike Nithavrianakis (@MikeNith1) October 31, 2021
The Strike group will travel over 26,000 nautical miles from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, from the Gulf of Aden to the Arabian Sea, and from the Indian Ocean to the Philippine Sea, engaging with 40 countries. This deployment will end in December 2021.
Besides HMS Richmond, the Strike Group comprises aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, Type 45 destroyers HMS Defender and HMS Diamond (although this ship has had recent issues), Type 23 anti-submarine frigate HMS Kent, and tanker and storage ships Fort Victoria and RFA Tidespring.
In Addition, there’s an Astute class submarine, an American destroyer and a Dutch frigate.
You can read more about that the Carrier Strike Group has been up to by visiting the link below.