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121/2012 - Defence Secretary visits Royal Navy in the Gulf and announces UK participation in international mine countermeasures exercise

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The Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond MP, has travelled to Bahrain to visit the United Kingdom’s Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) headquarters. During his visit, Mr Hammond met the team at the UKMCC and found out first hand about the Royal Navy’s presence in the Gulf.