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?
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!