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Force Z was a British naval squadron during the Second World War, consisting of the aircraft carriers Ark Royal and HMS Indomitable battleship HMS Prince of Wales, battlecruisers HMS Repulse and HMS Hood, light cruisers Kenya and Nigeria and five accompanying destroyers as well as the Scrap Iron Flotilla. Assembled in 1942, the purpose of the group was to reinforce the British colonial garrisons in the Far East and deter Japanese expansion into British possessions, particularly Malaya and Singapore.

During the Falklands War, the naval taskforce sent to retake the Falkland Islands was named Force Z.

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