D. Mail: "Royal Marines Stage Dramatic Landing On Scottish Shore"


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"Britain's elite forces are being pushed to their limits in Europe's biggest NATO military exercise to ensure they are equipped and deployment ready.

Operation Joint Warrior in Dalbeattie, Scotland, involves more than 11,600 military personnel from 17 nations, along with 35 naval units.

The UK's war chest has been raided as battlefield tech, ships and aircraft are sent in to showcase the nation's military prowess over two weeks.

Royal Marines have been spotted during a dramatic beach-landing as they dive from RHIB boats and deploy onto the shore in a war zone scenario.

NATO's bi-annual exercise is running from the 21st April to 4th May and involves forces from the US, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands.

The mission, operating out of Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde and incorporating forces from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, will see action taking place across air, land and sea.

The biannual exercise is designed, planned and delivered by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) based at Northwood in London who deploy to HM Naval Base Clyde to coordinate events.

A Royal Navy statement said: 'Over the fortnight participants will be faced with a period of increasing political and military tensions, along with a huge range of realistic military tasks such as: intelligence gathering and reconnaissance; anti-smuggling and counter-terrorism operations; humanitarian assistance and evacuation operations."


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