In August 18, The British government signed a secret treaty with the United States. The treaty gives the United Kingdom the ability to expand it's territories without US intervention. The US president stated to The King that they need a strong partner against the Chinese and Russians, who become more and more aggressive. With the United States of America and the new United Kingdom working together, nothing in this world can stand against.
The King turned his greedy eyes from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean Sea. Those beautiful islands and archipelagos must be under the Crown again in order to have a foothold in the Americas. And with this occasion, the naval power of the reformed Royal Navy can show it's mighty power again.
The Operation Black Pearl
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A total of 45,500 British armed forces personnel where assigned to this operation. 2 SAS and a light rifle brigade where already deployed to Cayman Islands and Puerto Rico.
In August 23, 2023 a large task force named "Task Force Caribbean" was ready to leave.
It consists of:
-Nuclear aircraft carriers HMS King William, HMS Sovereign and HMS Ark Royal
-Cruisers HMS Repulse, HMS Conqueror, HMS Excalibur and HMS Vengeance
-Destroyers HMS Diamond, HMS Sea Duke, HMS Drake, HMS Ocean Star, HMS Dominion and HMS Victory
-A amphibious assault group and a dock landing group transporting the 3 infantry brigades, 1 combined arms brigade and 2 combat sustainment groups. They also carry hundreds of tons of oil and supplies for the operation.
-1st and 2nd Naval Fighter Wings (aboard the HMS King William an HMS Ark Royal), 1st Naval Helicopter Group (aboard HMS Sovereign)
In September 9, 2023 the task force arrives in the Bermuda islands to replenish. A 12 hours leave is given to everyone.
In September 11, 2023 the United Kingdoms declares war on the Bahamas. They are the first target in the First Phase of the Operation Black Pearl.
The 1st SAS Brigade launches a swift airborne assault on the Bahamas Capitol, Nassau. A violent battle emerges with the 4 garrisons of the city. The fight continues for almost 8 hours before the entire resistance is eliminated.
But the government escapes with a helicopter and moves to Freeport in September 13.
In September 13, the helicopters of 1st Naval Helicopter Group arrives in Nassau, and SAS detachments are given the order to assault Freeport, Marsh Harbour and Nocholls Town. All targets are taken without any resistance. The government is captured in Freeport and sign the capitulation.
-UK: 27 dead and wounded
-Bahamas: 7 units lost (2276 dead and wounded)
In September 16, St. Kitts and Nevis are attacked from the sky by the 1st SAS Brigade. The 3 garrisons in the city of St. Kitts are neutralized in a short time. The government surrenders right after the city is secured.
-UK: 4 dead and wounded
-St. Kitts: 3 units, 1,620 dead and wounded
In September 17, Antigua is occupied without any resistance by the 1st SAS Brigade.
In September 18, Dominica is secured by the 1st SAS Brigade, no resistance is met.
In September 19, Saint Lucia is assaulted by the 1st SAS Brigade and the 1st Naval Helicopter Group. The 2 garrisons are neutralized in 2 hours of battle.
-UK: 11 dead and wounded
-Saint Lucia: 2 units, 1,080 dead and wounded
In September 20, Grenadines are assaulted by the 1st SAS Brigade. One garrison is defending the city, but is overwhelmed rapidly by the elite soldiers of 1st SAS.
Grenadines: 1 unit, 540 dead and wounded
In September 21, the 1st SAS Brigade is called again to assault Barbados. The 4 garrisons fight fiercely until the last man and the city is secured. Several helicopters of the 1st Naval Helicopter Group where shot down by machine gun fire.
-UK: 48 dead and wounded
-Barbados: 4 units, 2160 dead and wounded
In September 22, the 1st SAS Brigade occupies Grenada with no resistance from the local forces. This was the last operation of the "Caribbean Island Frog Leap", as it's called by the operatives of the 1st SAS
In September 25, a larger assault was to be carried on the Trinidad Tobago. The 1st and 2nd SAS Brigades where assigned to lead the ground assault while the 1st and 2nd Naval Fighter Wings where to provide air support from the aircraft carriers.
The assault commences, heavy resistance is met in Port of Spain, but the F35 fighters are annihilating everything. By September 27, all enemy forces on the island are wiped out and the cities secured by SAS detachments. This victory ends the first phase of the Operation Black Pearl
-UK: 62 dead and wounded
-Trinidad Tobago: 23 units, 8,276 dead and wounded
The current situation in the Caribbeans:
Phase 1 report:
-Annexed Bahamas, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad-Tobago
-Enemy forces destroyed: 40 units, 15,776 dead and wounded
-Friendly casualties: 152 dead and wounded
-Civilian casualties: minimal, estimated to 3,000