UK’s HMS Blyth Returns Home to Naval Base Clyde

first_img View post tag: europe Crew 1 from the Faslane-based First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1) sailed with Blyth on April 22 and were almost immediately involved in the rescue of two stricken sailors off Ailsa Craig.After plucking the men from their capsized dinghy and handing them safely to the Coastguard, the vessel continued her journey, eventually arriving in the Mediterranean to take part in NATO exercises.Months later, as she left to return home, Blyth found herself once again involved in a real-life maritime drama as the Italian Rescue Centre in Rome called upon her help to locate a stricken boat with 400 migrants on board.The crew of the Sandown Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel (MCMV) leapt to the rescue, co-ordinating the search for the vessel which had sent a distress signal after breaking down off the Italian coast.The theme of international co-operation was very much in evidence during HMS Blyth’s NATO deployment.Working as part of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2, or SNMCMG2 for short, HMS Blyth exercised alongside colleagues from the German, Turkish and Italian navies.The group took part in “Italian Minex 14”, a yearly exercise off the North West coast of Italy which involved 738 sailors from 15 nations, 16 vessels and eight international observers.HMS Blyth also stopped in at various ports during her deployment including Portugal, Gibraltar, Malta, Italy, Greece, and Tunisia.[mappress]Press Release, July 24, 2014; Image: UK Navy Authorities July 24, 2014 View post tag: Returns UK’s HMS Blyth Returns Home to Naval Base Clyde View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: homecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today UK’s HMS Blyth Returns Home to Naval Base Clyde View post tag: News by topic View post tag: UK View post tag: Naval Base Clyde Royal UK Navy mine hunter, HMS Blyth, returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Monday, July 21, after a deployment which saw her begin and end with a maritime rescue operation. View post tag: HMS Blyth Share this articlelast_img read more

Unai Emery pleased with Joe Willock and Matteo Guendouzi performances despite Liverpool loss

first_imgThe Spanish boss took positives from his side’s heavy loss at Anfield (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery says there were plenty of aspects of his Arsenal side’s performance against Liverpool that he liked despite losing on Saturday and singled out Joe Willock for praise.The 20-year-old has impressed Emery over the summer and started his third straight game at Anfield, though the Merseysiders secured a 3-1 victory thanks to a header from Joel Matip and brace from Mohamed Salah.Nevertheless, Emery was impressed with the attitude of his players and believes Willock in particular took his game on another level. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 24 Aug 2019 11:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link356Shares Unai Emery pleased with Joe Willock and Matteo Guendouzi performances despite Liverpool loss Ceballos could not replicate his masterclass against Burnley at Anfield (Picture: Getty)On the team’s performance as a whole, he added: ‘We’re disappointed with the result but we can take positive things from the game. We were a little more deep, but we also had the positivity to try to score.‘In the first half, the best chance was for us with Pepe. The key was the second goal, it was a really soft penalty. I don’t think it was enough, but our reaction after that was good.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Comment The young Arsenal midfielder gave a mature display at Anfield (Picture: Getty)He told Sky Sports after the game: ‘I think some players like Willock, he did another step ahead here today. Matteo [Guendouzi] also good match.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The impact with Lucas [Torreira], with [Alexandre] Lacazette, with Mickey [Henrikh Mkhitaryan] also was good.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOne player who had a less impressive game was Dani Ceballos; the Spaniard was named the man of the match last week against Burnley but struggled at Anfield.Speaking about the Real Madrid loanee at his post-match press conference, Emery said: ‘Ceballos today struggled more than last week, but it’s one experience more for him. We need to be optimistic.’ Advertisementlast_img read more