Episode 10: CO 617 Squadron and the Op FORTIS Deployment

This year sees the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force re-establish the UK’s Carrier Strike capability after a decade’s absence. But what are the key learning points from the deployment, and how can this capability be exploited in the future?

In this interview, Andy Young talks to Cdr Mark Sparrow RN, Commanding Officer 617 (The Dambusters) Squadron.

A Call to Arms Video Series

Produced by the Military Sciences research group as part of its Profession of Arms programme, the project is intended to provide a resource for those wishing to understand current issues in greater detail, particularly those undergoing Professional Military Education (PME). Each episode provides an examination of a specific area of military force or capability, hearing directly from those engaged in developing policy and delivering on programmes.


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