EU NAVFOR thanks FS GUÉPRATTE after two months: “Always proactive” says Force CommanderJuly 26, 2010 - 17:45
On 25 July, the French frigate GUÉPRATTE conducted her last day of operations as part of the EU NAVFOR Task Force and is now heading home to Toulon. She has conducted a variety of tasks whilst deployed; escorts, patrolling the IRTC and performing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) tasks.
EU NAVFOR Force Commander Jan Thörnqvist emphasised that FS GUÉPRATTE always analysed tasks professionally and diligently, maintaining constant communications with the Force Headquarters and successfully completing all tasks asked of her.
In his farewell signal Rear Admiral Thörnqvist stated: “Always proactive in getting the task in hand completed, to a high standard, from handling the SOLAS-case of the dhow Mahara to being a forerunner into further developing EU NAVFOR relationships with the Kenyan Magistrates.”
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