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Ship arrival one aspect of UK support to Caribbean overseas territories

The Royal Naval support ship Royal Fleet Auxiliary WAVE KNIGHT arrived in Grand Turk on 27 February for a four day visit.

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On the bridge of RFA Wave Knight
Radio Turks and Caicos' Phadrian Astwood interviews Wave Knight's Captain Ross Ferris.

Wave Knight is on deployment to the region on Atlantic Patrol Tasking North (APT(N)), a year round commitment to the UK’s five Caribbean overseas territories, wider regional Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Counter Narcotics Operations.

During Wave Knight’s visit the commanding officer hosted a working lunch with the governor, premier and members of the Turks and Caicos Disaster Management Team. Plans are also afoot for some Grand Turk school children to visit the giant ship too.

The ship has loaded Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) and UK Department for International Development (DfID) stores to support relief operations in the region. Prior to deployment the ship’s company of WAVE KNIGHT completed a HADR training package which tested and developed the ship’s company’s ability to plan and deliver support to relief operations.

RFA Wave Knight
RFA Wave Knight in Grand Turk
Published 27 February 2013