Asymmetric Dialogue

Catamaran 2018: Speech by Royal Navy's Fisrt Sea Lord and Chief of French Navy






More than 2,000 military personnel and 14 vesseld (including Marine Nationale's Tonnerre LHD, Royal Navy HMS Dragon and RFA Lyme Bay) from both sides of the Channel formed Task Group 471.01 for a major amphibious work-out in Southern Brittany. The two-week exercise was aimed at taking the Franco-British Combined Joint Expeditionary Force one step further. It was conceived following the 2010 Lancaster House Treaty. This video covers the speeches by Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Admiral Prazuck, Chief of Staff of the French Navy (Marine Nationale).