Nurses from the QARNNS are currently deployed with the Commando Forward Surgical Group (CFSG) on Ex BOLD ALLIGATOR, a major amphibious exercise in North Carolina. The CFSG provides a high readiness life and limb saving surgical capability to the Lead Commando Group of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines.
3 CDO Brigade's Medical Reception Station (MRS) is part of the Commando Medical Group (CMG) and has recently successful passed its validation.
Cold, hungry, desperate and in life threatening danger in the middle of the sea. Not a situation many of us can imagine but this is the situation many found, and continue to find themselves in, as a result of the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean.
QARNNS personnel have been visiting the N Devon coast recently - but there wasn't a stick of rock in sight. Nurses from across the branch have been taking part in Ex SIDEWINDER which has tested their ability to provide life saving care in an operational environment in support of the Royal Marines.
Naval personnel who deployed to Sierra Leone to assist with the Ebola crisis have been presented with their operational medals by the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas.
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Argus has arrived back in the UK having completed its deployment to Sierra Leone where it supported the fight against Ebola.
Her embarked helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron departed on Monday 6 April and have arrived back at RNAS Culdrose; and the ship arrived back into Falmouth , 7 April at 0800.