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Joint Rapid Reaction Force

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The UK's Joint Rapid Reaction Forces pool resources from the three services to provide hard-hitting, flexible and mobile forces wherever they may be needed. From this pool can be drawn the right mix of forces to mount short-notice, medium-scale operations of all kinds - from disaster relief to high intensity war-fighting - under NATO, European, UN coalition or national auspices.

The Royal Navy forms an integral part of this force maintaining ships, submarines, aircraft, Royal Marines and Special Forces at a high state of readiness to be called on should the need arise.