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RFA Wave Ruler and HMS Talent

RFA Wave Ruler and HMS Talent 

RFA Wave Ruler and HMS Talent
Periphot from HMS Talent of USS Mitscher
Merlin sets off from HMS Ocean
HMS Talent heads through the Red Sea
HMS Ocean watches over HMS Talent
Admiral Stanhope visiting TAURUS 09 ships
Amphibious Assault in the Red Sea
Admiral Stanhope at the helm of a Landing Platform Vehicle and Personnel
Admiral Stanhope at the helm of a Landing Platform Vehicle and Personnel
View from the bridge of HMS Bulwark of the Suez Canal
Landing craft from 4 assault Royal Marines(4ASRM) waiting to take troops and equipment ashore, Dutch ship Johan De Witt in the background
4 Assault Royal Marines based onboard HMS Bulwark landing vehicles ashore
HMS Bulwark in Dogenbey supporting the landing forces ashore
Convoy of BV's moving forward to tactical area of operations
40 Commando Royal Marines disembarking from a landing craft
40 Commando Royal Marines on Patrol as part of TAURUS
40 Commando Royal Marines on Patrol as part of TAURUS
HMS Ocean on TAURUS 09
HMS Ocean and RFA Wave Ruler on TAURUS 09
Wave Ruler Enters Suez
Somerset, Mitscher, Ocean and Wave Ruler transit Suez
Taurus Ships Transit Suez Canal
HMS Bulwark at Heraklion
Royal Air Force chinook helicopter from 18 Squadron based onboard HMS Ocean, conducting load lifts of BV's for the troops on the ground
Task force of ships involving British,American,Dutch and Turkish Navies that have been playing a part in EX Egemen, in Doganbey in Turkey
Task force of ships and Marines involving British,American,Dutch and Turkish Navies that have been playing a part in EX Egemen, in Doganbey in Turkey
HMS Somerset on TAURUS 09
HMS Ocean on TAURUS 09
RFA Fort Austin on TAURUS 09
40 Commando RM on a raid during Exercise Cyprus Wader
40 Commando RM on a raid during Exercise Cyprus Wader
Marines conducting a raid as part of Exercise Cyprus Wader
Members of the Squadron Reconnaissance Team of 539 Assault Group Royal Marines, 'Helocasting' off a Sea King in order to practice covert insertion reconnaisance methods
Casing Party of HMS Talent, off the coast of Cyprus
Marines are practising deploying their inflatable boats on and off Submarines
HMS Talent off the coast of Cyprus
Thousands of Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines and airmen are taking part in a major amphibious exercise in Cyprus
Thousands of Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines and airmen are taking part in a major amphibious exercise in Cyprus
Thousands of Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines and airmen are taking part in a major amphibious exercise in Cyprus
Thousands of Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines and airmen are taking part in a major amphibious exercise in Cyprus
Thousands of Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines and airmen are taking part in a major amphibious exercise in Cyprus
Thousands of Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines and airmen are taking part in a major amphibious exercise in Cyprus
Thousands of Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines and airmen are taking part in a major amphibious exercise in Cyprus
Thousands of Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines and airmen are taking part in a major amphibious exercise in Cyprus
Thousands of Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines and airmen are taking part in a major amphibious exercise in Cyprus, as part of one of the navy's largest deployments of recent years.
Thousands of Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines and airmen are taking part in a major amphibious exercise in Cyprus
Royal Navy Task Group Flexes Its Muscles in the Mediterranean
Royal Navy Task Group Flexes Its Muscles in the Mediterranean
RFA Fort Austin and HMS Ocean
HMS Ocean on major amphibious exercise in Cyprus
HMS Ocean on major amphibious exercise in Cyprus
The Royal Navy Hones Amphibious Skills in Major Exercise in Cyprus
The Royal Navy Hones Amphibious Skills in Major Exercise in Cyprus
The Royal Navy Hones Amphibious Skills in Major Exercise in Cyprus
HMS Ocean and HMS Talent on Exercise Cyprus Wader
HMS Bulwark on Exercise Cyprus Wader
Leaving UK Waters
Valletta Hosts Amphibious Task Group
HMS Bulwark with HMS Argyll, HMS Somerset and FNS Dupleix berthed in background in Grand Harbour, Valletta
members of 40 Commando RM,marching through Casemate Square in the rain, at the freedom of Gibraltar Parade
HMS Argyll during RAS
HMS Somerset in the Mediterranean sunset
HMS Somerset and USS Mitscher RAS with RFA Wave Ruler
HMS Somerset and USS Mitscher RAS with RFA Wave Ruler
HMS Somerset and USS Mitscher RAS with RFA Wave Ruler
40 Commando RM, deployed on RFA Mounts Bay. The Marines are cleaning weapons in their accommodation in the embarked forces accommodation onboard the RFA ship.  24 men stay in the 'mess', or room, and with the majority of 40 Commando and their equpment onboard, space is at a premium.
40 Commando RM, deployed on RFA Mounts Bay.  The Marines from Alpha Company are conducting Circuit training on the flight deck of the ship.
Members of 40 Commando RM deployed on RFA Mounts Bay
Commodore Hudson, Commodore Amphibious Task Group(COMATG) onboard USS Mitsher, meeting the crew onboard in the Bay of Biscay during Taurus 09
Commodore Hudson, Commodore Amphibious Task Group(COMATG) onboard USS Mitsher, meeting the crew onboard in the Bay of Biscay during Taurus 09
HMS Bulwark sailing from her home port of Devonport to spearhead one of the Royal Navy’s largest deployments Taurus 09
HMS Bulwark sailing from her home port of Devonport to spearhead one of the Royal Navy’s largest deployments Taurus 09
HMS Bulwark sailing from her home port of Devonport to spearhead one of the Royal Navy’s largest deployments Taurus 09
HMS Bulwark sailing from her home port of Devonport to spearhead one of the Royal Navy’s largest deployments Taurus 09
Marines undertaking their final preparations before they sail to the Mediterranean and Far East as part of the Royal Navy’s Taurus 09 deployment
Marines undertaking their final preparations before they sail to the Mediterranean and Far East as part of the Royal Navy’s Taurus 09 deployment
Marines undertaking their final preparations before they sail to the Mediterranean and Far East as part of the Royal Navy’s Taurus 09 deployment
Marines undertaking their final preparations before they sail to the Mediterranean and Far East as part of the Royal Navy’s Taurus 09 deployment
Marines undertaking their final preparations before they sail to the Mediterranean and Far East as part of the Royal Navy’s Taurus 09 deployment
Marines undertaking their final preparations before they sail to the Mediterranean and Far East as part of the Royal Navy’s Taurus 09 deployment
9 ASRM Sergent Major Grieves enjoying a "Wet" during Assault Stations
Marines undertaking final preparations before they sail to the Mediterranean and Far East as part of the Royal Navy’s Taurus 09 deployment
Marines undertaking final preparations before Taurus 09 deployment: Royal Marines from 40 Commando RM disembarking from an ORC (Offshore Raiding Craft) at Pentewan Beach, Cornwall 
Marines undertaking final preparations before Taurus 09 deployment: Royal Marines from 40 Commando RM disembarking at Pentewan Beach, Cornwall
Marines undertaking final preparations before Taurus 09 deployment: Royal Marines from 40 Commando RM disembarking from an LCVP at Pentewan Beach, Cornwall
Marines undertaking final preparations before Taurus 09 deployment: Pentewan Beach Demonstration
Marines undertaking final preparations before Taurus 09 deployment: HMS Ocean
Marines undertaking final preparations before Taurus 09 deployment: Pentewan Beach Demonstration
Marines undertaking final preparations before Taurus 09 deployment: HMS Daring (the Royal Navy's newest Type 45 Destroyer) and (R) HMS Somerset (a Type 23 Frigate).
Marines undertaking final preparations before Taurus 09 deployment: Commandos launched in the early hours of Saturday morning from HMS Ocean, storming Pentewan beach near St Austell in Cornwall