Diocese of New York bishops and spouses will be at Lambeth2020 despite same-sex spouse exclusion Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Mar 1, 2019 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL House of Bishops Spring 2019, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska House of Bishops, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The bishops of the Diocese of New York issued the following statement March 1 concerning their plans about the 2020 Lambeth Conference from which the Achbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has decided to exclude same-sex spouses of bishops invited to the gathering.March 1, 2019To Our Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Diocese of New York,Many of you will have learned by now that Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has invited all active bishops in the communion, including gay bishops, to attend the 2020 Lambeth Conference. That is a positive development, since that was not true of the last Lambeth in 2008, when Bishop Gene Robinson was pointedly not invited to attend and participate. However, we are alarmed that at the same time he has said that spouses of bishops who are in same-sex marriages will not be invited. As of this writing that ruling affects a single bishop and spouse in the Anglican Church of Canada, and a single bishop and spouse in the Episcopal Church – Mary Glasspool and her spouse Becki Sander of our own diocese (though note that the bishop-elect of Maine is in a same-sex marriage, and when he becomes the bishop, this will apply to his spouse as well).In two weeks the House of Bishops will hold our spring meeting in North Carolina, and we expect this matter to occupy some of our time. However, as so many of you have contacted us to know the response we will make from this diocese, we are writing this letter now to inform you of our thinking, understanding that we have not yet been in conversation with the full community of our fellow bishops.Though this has only recently become public, we have actually been wrestling with this for some time. Archbishop Welby wrote a letter to Bishop Glasspool, and copied Bishop Dietsche, in early December, and the three of us have been in conversation on this matter for the time since. We have considered not attending, in protest over this extraordinary action. But in the end we have concluded that we cannot in conscience remove the voice of the Diocese of New York from the larger conversations at Lambeth regarding sexuality and the inclusion of LGBTQ people in the full sacramental life of the church. We certainly do not want to exclude the unique witness of Bishop Mary and her ministry from those debates and deliberations. So, not without mixed feelings, we the bishops of New York will be attending the Lambeth Conference.From the start, it has been the conviction of the spouses of Bishops Andy and Allen that they would fully and unambiguously support Becki, their sister and friend. They too look forward to being in conversation with the fuller community of bishops’ spouses, but at this time it is the intention of Becki Sander to accompany Bishop Mary to England, though she will not be permitted to participate in the Lambeth conversations and activities. Margaret Dietsche and Clara Mun are also planning to go to England, to stand with Becki.So much of our dismay over the Archbishop’s decision is that we are so blessed by the inclusion of members of the LGBTQ community in the full sacramental life of this diocese, including ordination and access to marriage for same-sex couples. We are graced by the lives and witness of the countless gay and lesbian priests, deacons and laypersons who have enhanced and magnified our common life by the depth of their faith, by their courage, and by the self-offering of their lives to the service to God and God’s children. We will be taking to Lambeth the lives and stories of the LGBTQ people of our diocese. We will be taking the hard histories and the holy graces of people who have asked only to receive from their church the dignity and love which they have received from their God. We will bear witness to the struggle and the triumph, and we will give voice at Lambeth to the voiceless many who will not be there. We will carry to Lambeth the spirit raised this year on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall in this our own diocese, and the celebration of World Pride Week. We go to Lambeth so that you will be at Lambeth.We ask your prayers for the Archbishop of Canterbury, for our two hundred congregations and us your bishops, for the worldwide community of bishops preparing to gather at Lambeth, for those who love us and for those who do not, for the LGBTQ community in the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of New York, and for the gay and lesbian Christians across our communion who do not yet enjoy the fullest possibilities and promise of the church. May the Holy Spirit come to Lambeth, that the prayer of Our Lord Jesus that “all may be one, as the father and I are one” may be realized in our day. With every good wish, we remainYours,The Right Reverend Andrew ML DietscheBishop of New YorkThe Right Reverend Allen K ShinBishop Suffragan of New YorkThe Right Reverend Mary D GlasspoolBishop Assistant of New York Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Lambeth Conference, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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SciVisum is offering a free downloadable copy of its 14-page ‘Web Accessibility Report 2004’. Howard Lake | 3 April 2004 | News Voluntary organisations better at accessible Web sites Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics An analysis of the accessibility of UK organisations’ Web sites find that voluntary organisations are more likely to offer accessible sites than public or private sector organisations.SciVisum checked 111 Web sites of UK organisations that say they comply with Web accessibility standards, and found that 40% failed to meet these standards. Central government Web sites were the worst offenders, with 53% of them failing. The Web sites of local government and private sector organisations were nearly as bad, with 50% of such sites failing. Voluntary organisations had the best record, with only 24% of sites failing.The most common failure, found on 68% of sites, was the lack of any textual equivalent or caption for graphical content. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Aug. 13. Supporters of hunger strikers at Waupun prison in Wisconsin.Special to Workers World from Waupun, Wis.August 22 — According to a letter from hunger striker LaRon McKinley, the “Dying to Live” hunger strike in Waupun Correctional Institution, which began June 5, has reached a crisis.On August 15, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI DOC) decided to suspend the force-feeding they had subjected the prisoners to since June 17. They allowed McKinley and Cesar DeLeon — the two of the six hunger strikers who have taken the struggle the furthest, to go without food or water for 72 hours, until they were severely dehydrated. Then they tube-fed them again.“Presently, and for most of this week, we have been under retaliatory attack by our warden as a direct consequence of our political efforts … to force an end to prolonged Administrative Confinement,” McKinley stated.On Aug. 13, a coalition of prisoner supporters from across the state gathered in Waupun to protest WI DOC practices and show solidarity with the hunger strike. They were greeted by offensive gestures, threats and insults by local residents, some of whom probably work at the prison.“We believe Warden Foster has changed the force-feeding regimen in response to our protest; unfortunately, the changes are retaliatory: increasing the pain, harm and danger these men are experiencing in an effort to break their will,” said Chance Zombor, who led the Aug. 13 march, to Workers World.A sudden intake of calories by a starved and dehydrated person causes violent metabolic shifts, leading to a potentially fatal condition called refeeding syndrome. WI DOC has begun a regimen that is very likely to cause refeeding syndrome.According to The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal), “Refeeding syndrome can be defined as the potentially fatal shifts in fluids and electrolytes that may occur in malnourished patients receiving artificial refeeding.” Refeeding syndrome can cause heart or respiratory failure.In Waupun, WI DOC only allows the prisoners to drink lead-polluted water available to the 165-year-old institution, which causes diarrhea and exacerbates their dehydration.McKinley suspects WI DOC is intentionally keeping them on the brink of death. According to his letter, after 42 hours without food or water — because they refused to drink Waupun’s polluted water — McKinley and DeLeon, “were diagnosed as seriously dehydrated, and the tube-feeding was then recommended, but this time they made us both go exactly 30 more hours, to exactly 72 hours each. Seventy-two hours without water is a well-known and medically held time limit that would and is generally believed to kill most people.”The hunger strikers believe Waupun staff will continue force-feeding them every 72 hours in an effort to make the hunger strike as unbearable as possible. McKinley goes on to describe his body’s response, which mirrors the symptoms of refeeding syndrome: “Due to the stress and ordeal that our bodies had gone through, they kind of reacted as if they had been poisoned when said fluids were eventually forced into the stomach.”Outside supporters are demanding that the DOC allow McKinley and DeLeon to drink bottled water, and that Wisconsin meet the striker’s central demand: a one-year halt to any form of solitary confinement. They are asking people to contact Warden Foster, WI DOC Secretary Jon Litscher, and Gov. Scott Walker.More information, including phone numbers and email addresses, can be found at SolitaryTorture.blogspot.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Student expected to launch sports betting app TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini, UNT President Michael Williams, Mayor Betsy Price, and Dr. Stuart Flynn (left to right) at the school of medicine accreditation announcement Friday morning. Photo by Cristian Argueta Soto. Linkedin Facebook Carolina Olivares Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. Boschini pushes to change alert system company print<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine hopes to level up Texas healthcare by mentoring empathetic students to build solid foundations in their relationships with patients.The school of medicine announced Friday that it had received accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.Accreditation allows the school to begin taking applications. The first class is expected to enroll next summer.Dr. Stuart Flynn, the dean of the new school of medicine, said the institution is looking for young people with humility and a certain kind of leadership that puts the patient above all else.TCU and UNTHSC white coats on display at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine announcement event. Photo by Cristian Argueta Soto.The school has built a distinctive curriculum meant to cultivate physicians who understand the importance of the doctor/patient relationship, said Michael Williams, the UNTHSC president.He noted that there are “177 medical schools in the U.S. and they’ve all been training the same way since 1910.”Michael Harbin, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a UNT medical science graduate student said the patient centered approach to medicine is one of the main reasons he really wants to be a part of the program.“They’re focused on collaborative and compassionate care with empathy focus on the patient,” Harbin said.With students having access to the latest technology, Flynn said he hopes an attraction of Biotech Pharmaceuticals and an emphasis on allopathic medicine will improve healthcare.“We will be a major economic driver for Fort Worth and the community,” said Mayor Betsy Price. “That will change the face of Fort Worth.”Pharmaceutical executive Paul Dorman being recognized at the accreditation announcement for his donation to provide full first-year tuition for the inaugural class of medical students. Photo by Cristian Argueta Soto.Paul Dorman, the pharmaceutical executive, business investor and entrepreneur donated at least $3 million dollars to provide a full first-year tuition to the inaugural class of M.D. students.The program will accept 60 students per class, with 20 slots set aside for TCU graduates. The school expects to begin accepting applications in November.“The admissions process is very stressful and its a very long process,” said Andrew Wilson a graduate student at UNT’s Master of Science program in Medical Sciences. “As a TCU graduate I’m very proud and excited that TCU and UNT are bringing another medical school to Fort Worth as another avenue for potential medical students.”Flynn said the goal behind partnering the two institutions was to create more positions in Tarrant County and they’ve received a lot of support from the community the past two and half years. Twitter ReddIt + posts Facebook Linkedin Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleBaptist Student Ministry hosts first event of semesterNext articleFrogflix: Episode 6 Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Boschini questions English-only alert system
‘Tradition Of Centuries May Not Be Stopped’ : Centre, Odisha Seeks SC’s Permission To Conduct Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra With Precautions
Top Stories’Tradition Of Centuries May Not Be Stopped’ : Centre, Odisha Seeks SC’s Permission To Conduct Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra With Precautions LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Jun 2020 11:17 PMShare This – xThe Centre and the Odisha Government have sought permission from the Supreme Court to conduct Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra with precautions.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, mentioning the matter before a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, said :”The tradition of centuries may not be stopped. It is a matter of faith for crores. If Lord Jagannath will not come out tomorrow, he cannot come out for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Centre and the Odisha Government have sought permission from the Supreme Court to conduct Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra with precautions.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, mentioning the matter before a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, said :”The tradition of centuries may not be stopped. It is a matter of faith for crores. If Lord Jagannath will not come out tomorrow, he cannot come out for 12 years ad per traditions”.He submitted that the Centre has come out with a lot of conditions which can be adopted to ensure that the festival can be held without congregation of people, and by permitting only those priests who have tested negative for COVID-19 to conduct the rituals.”While maintaining the precautions to ensure that pendamic is not spread, State Government can impose curfew for a day. All shebaits and Pandas and others who are tested negative can participate in rituals as may be decided by HH Shri Shankracharya. People may not congregate and may seek blessings on TV during live telecast. Raja of Puri and the temple committee may supervise arrangements of these rituals”, he submitted.Senior Advocate Harish Salve, appearing for State of Odisha, agreed with the proposal of the Solicitor General.The applications seeking modification of the stay order on the Rath Yatra – scheduled to take place on June 23 – will be considered later in the day by the bench.It was on June 18 that a bench headed by CJI Bobde stayed the Yatra and all activities related to it citing the risk of COVID-19 spread on account of congregation of large number of persons. The annual fest generally draws nearly 10 lakh persons.Next Story
Issue Of Caste Looms Large Over Human Relationship With Strong Biases And Conditioning: Gujarat HC Directs SP To Escort Inter-Caste Couple To UP [Read Order]
News UpdatesIssue Of Caste Looms Large Over Human Relationship With Strong Biases And Conditioning: Gujarat HC Directs SP To Escort Inter-Caste Couple To UP [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay25 Sep 2020 10:11 PMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court on Wednesday (23rd September) directed the Superintendent of Police, Valsad to make an arrangement for an Intercaste Couple to be escorted till Prayagraj in the State of Uttar Pradesh.The Division Bench of Justice Sonia Gokani and Justice N. V. Anjaria also observed,”It is although not an issue, which needs to be dealt with by this Court, suffice to note that the issue…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Gujarat High Court on Wednesday (23rd September) directed the Superintendent of Police, Valsad to make an arrangement for an Intercaste Couple to be escorted till Prayagraj in the State of Uttar Pradesh.The Division Bench of Justice Sonia Gokani and Justice N. V. Anjaria also observed,”It is although not an issue, which needs to be dealt with by this Court, suffice to note that the issue of caste looms large over the human relationship with strong biases and conditioning.”BackgroundA petition was preferred under Article 226 of the Constitution of India for issuance of a writ of habeas corpus or any other appropriate writ, as the daughter of the petitioner was missing from 09.01.2020.The police had also not lodged the First Information Report, as she was 18 years and 01 month old. Grievance on the part of the petitioner was that no whereabouts could be known of the daughter.The Court issued the notice returnable on 02.09.2020 and ordered that the corpus be brought before the Court.Court Proceedings on 23rd SeptemberAttempts were made by the police authority to trace and find the girl and, finally on Wednesday (23rd September) she was brought before the Court and was presented through the video conferencing arranged at District Court, Vapi.The Court conversed with the corpus, who had already married respondent No.3. She was already 18 years of age, when she chose to join respondent No.3. According to her, she is married to him. The marriage certificate was brought on record.As per her version, she was very scared of her parents, as she is married in a different caste and, therefore, she chose not to reveal her departure to the parents, nor she had intimated her parents after leaving her parental home.She was unwilling to join her parents and insisted to be with respondent No.3. Respondent No.3 also ensured to take good care of the corpus.Respondent No.3 was earning his livelihood at Vapi, however, he stopped work at Vapi so as to go back to the State of Uttar Pradesh, as he felt unsafe to continue at Vapi.The Court had requested the Additional District and Sessions Judges to ensure that the meeting between the parties is conducted in a cordial atmosphere. It was reported to the Court that meeting though went on cordially, there is no chance of any compromise.Court’s OrderIn this context, the Court noted, “Since the couple is desirous to go to the State of Uttar Pradesh and not to continue at Vapi, the Superintendent of Police, Valsad shall make an arrangement for them to be escorted till Prayagraj in the State of Uttar Pradesh. If necessary, he shall also communicate to his counterpart in the State of Uttar Pradesh so that the protection can be made available to the couple there also.” (emphasis supplied)Further, the Court observed,”The corpus not being in illegal custody any longer and having married to the person of her choice, who incidentally is not from her own caste, there does not appear to be any reason for this Court to entertain this petition any further which is preferred by the parents by making a request for a writ of habeas corpus.” (emphasis supplied)Lastly, the Counsel for the applicant, as an officer of the Court, was directed to ensure and he shall also convey very firmly the order and directions issued by this Court to the petitioner, who shall attempt to take the law in the hands, for his grievance, recourse to the law can be resorted to. If done directly or indirectly, serious consequences shall be visited.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
September 18, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/17/20 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEBoston 5, Miami 3LA Angels 7, Arizona 3San Francisco 6, Seattle 4AMERICAN LEAGUEChi White Sox 4, Minnesota 3Tampa Bay 3, Baltimore 1Houston 2, Texas 1Cleveland 10, Detroit 3NY Yankees 10, Toronto 7Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 6NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 5, St. Louis 1NY Mets 10, Philadelphia 6LA Dodgers 9, Colorado 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSMiami 106, Boston 101 (Miami leads 2-0)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSTampa Bay 2, NY Islanders 1 (Tampa Bay wins series 4-2)NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUECleveland 35, Cincinnati 30WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSMinnesota 80, Phoenix 79Connecticut 73, Los Angeles 59Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: AUTEC Share this article Royal Navy’s submarine-hunting Merlin helicopters recently left the flight deck of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for three weeks of exercises at the US Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC).The ranges off Andros Island – south-west of Nassau – are centered on a natural phenomenon, the Tongue of the Ocean, a huge deep-water bowl carved out of coral reef.It’s 20 miles wide, 150 miles long, some 6,000ft deep in places and crammed with sensors and hydrophones to record reams of data on how well a submarine, torpedo or sonar is performing.The Merlins – based at Culdrose in Cornwall – last used AUTEC in 2008, since when the helicopter has been substantially upgraded, making it a much more potent submarine hunter.That said, the team at the Royal Navy’s Maritime Warfare Centre at HMS Collingwood, want to develop new tactics and methods to ensure Merlin maintains its position as a world-leader in anti-submarine warfare.With HMS Queen Elizabeth conducting fast jet trials off the east coast of the USA, the Merlins flew down from Virginia to the Bahamas where a program of tests was laid on for them as aircrew tried to hunt down unmanned underwater targets – mimicking the characteristics of real submarines.Merlin carries sonobuoys – automated listening devices dropped across the anticipated path a submarine might take – as well as a ‘dipping’ sonar, lowered into the ocean when those sonobuoys pick up a potential contact.“AUTEC is a fantastic opportunity to really put the aircraft through its paces,” said 820 Squadron’s senior pilot Lieutenant Commander Steve Moseley.“The trials were invaluable in ensuring that the Merlin remains a world-beating anti-submarine aircraft and, in concert with the technical expertise of our colleagues from the Maritime Warfare Centre, we are able to ensure that it continues to be for many years to come.”“The tactical trials have been a huge success. The Merlin Mk2 has proven it possesses a world-leading anti-submarine warfare capability,” said Commander Russell Clark, senior carrier strike/aviation staff officer at the Maritime Warfare Center.“The first-class support from 820 Naval Air Squadron’s aircrew and engineers resulted in a successful series of trials and period of tactical development.”After the exercise, Merlins and supporting personnel returned to HMS Queen Elizabeth which concluded her F-35B trials for this year and will return home to Portsmouth in time for Christmas. Photo: Photo: Royal Navy View post tag: Merlin