Footage shows MV Hurst Point arriving with British Forces at Alexandroupolis Port in Greece to take part in NATO exercise Noble Jump.
Greek Armed forces contributed along with the local police and sea-port authorities ensuring the safety and smooth disembarkation of the UK military vehicles and trucks.
Forces from a number of NATO countries will deploy a significant number of soldiers, vehicles and helicopters to Romania from May the 30th to June the 22nd to test the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) concept.
Exercise Noble Jump 17 is a logistical challenge that will test the ability of all the participants to deliver a fighting force to wherever it is needed.
The movements will all be controlled by NATO’s Multi-National Division South East HQ, based in Bucharest. The VJTF is kept on short notice to move and is able to deploy a powerful well-trained force within days. This year, it is being led by the UK’s 20 Armoured Brigade.
Overseeing the VJTF’s training at Cincu will be a combination of Joint Force Command Naples, Multi-National division South East and the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.
The Point class is a class of six roll-on/roll-off sealift ships originally procured under a Private Finance Initiative to be available for use as naval auxiliaries to the British armed forces.
Two of the ships have now been released from the contract, leaving four available for service with the military.