The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has assumed charge of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, a Bahrain-based multinational coalition.

Britain’s Royal Navy handed over the command of CTF 150 to Australia during a ceremony at the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Headquarters in Bahrain.

The UK was supported by personnel from the French Marine Nationale during the 119-day mission.

In addition to the RAN, the incoming personnel will include forces from the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy.

The ceremony was attended by officials from the 33 member nations of the CMF.

The CTF 150 focusses on counter-terrorism operations in the maritime domain. The task force acts against the movement of terrorist personnel, weapons and narcotics and enables freedom of navigation to commercial ships.

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It is responsible for the region covering the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean.

The Australian, New Zealand and Canadian team underwent training for six weeks in Sydney to prepare for the deployment.

The training was followed by mission readiness evaluations at the Naval Synthetic Warfighting Centre at HMAS Watson, the RAN’s maritime warfare training establishment.

The team will be commanded by RAN commodore Ray Leggatt.

Leggatt said: “We are fortunate that our Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand staff composition will bring valuable diversity in thinking and experience, which will provide us with agility and unity of effort in the prosecution of our singular mission.”