Combined Joint Force conducting a military exercise
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Entente cordiale as UK and France joins forces

27 October 2012 Last updated at 00:17 BST

The UK and France have been conducting a major military exercise in the Mediterranean, in what is being hailed as a milestone in closer defence co-operation between the two countries.

The newly formed Combined Joint Force will be able to react at short notice anywhere in the world.

Jonathan Beale reports from HMS Bulwark.