Image of the Day: Royal Marines Launch Amphibious Assault from HMS Bulwark
Royal Marines from 42 Commando prepare to launch an amphibious assault from HMS Bulwark’s landing dock within Exercise Joint Warrior.
The exercise, which began on 25 March, will engage more than 35 warships, 25 different types of aircraft, and a total of nearly 13,000 personnel from the various participating nations, which include the USA, Turkey, Germany, Belgium, France, Holland and Denmark.
Ships, submarines, aircraft and ground troops from the UK, US and other allies will be taking part, battling each other at sea, in the air and on land in an area which stretches from the Irish Sea, north to Cape Wrath and east to the Moray Firth.
Press Release, March 28, 2014; Image: UK Navy, Leading Airman Nicky Wilson, Crown copyright