HMS Jufair: Base to be re-established? Any memories/photos of pre 1971?

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
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ElQuesoGrande

Lantern Swinger
Surely this is just UKMCC under a different name? Haven't we just inaugurated a new building down by the jetty for UKMCC? I remember opening up the UKMCC when COMUKMARFOR moved ashore in 2001. It was a tent initially!

I doubt this will be anything more than rented pier space at the U.S. Navy (NSA) Bahrain. Which I thought already happened with the MCM's?
 

Jufairlad

Newbie
I understand that the Government of Bahrain (King Hamad) have offered up some money for the base. Just like his father and other Gulf Rulers tried to offer to Harold Wilson for the British not to leave back in 1971! It wont necessarily be HMS Jufair however it will be interesting!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Judging by the money being spent, I'm guessing a tent will be replaced by a hut to accommodate a 43 Cdo (FPGRM) detachment, as a Carrier will be a bit vulnerable in bandit country otherwise.
 

ElQuesoGrande

Lantern Swinger
No this is nothing new; I think we're just formalising UKMCC as a permanent presence- ie, not based or dependent on the current operations.

Nothing new will be built get hasn't been there for donkeys. We are and will continue to work out of the US base.

It might get called something else though- maybe even get commissioned as HMS.
 

Stirlin

War Hero
No this is nothing new; I think we're just formalising UKMCC as a permanent presence- ie, not based or dependent on the current operations.

Nothing new will be built get hasn't been there for donkeys. We are and will continue to work out of the US base.

It might get called something else though- maybe even get commissioned as HMS.

Seems you did not read the article then.
 

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