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Old 16 December 2009, 17:35   #1
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Royal Marines in Southampton

The Royal Marines were in Southampton today to prepare for deployment to Norway for their winter training. I was lucky enough to be onboard some of the new hovercrafts being taken from Griffon Factory in Hythe up to Marchwood to be loaded on board RFA Ship Largs Bay along with Offshore Raiding Boats and Landing Craft. All being fueled up with special kerosene fuel that will work in sub zero temperatures.

Sorry some of the pics are a bit rubbish as it was getting dark.
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Some of the Raiding Craft

Bridge of the RFA Largs Bay Shows the Azi Pod Controls

Aggregate Being Loaded for the Falklands for building of new Runway
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AWSOME! but I like my tubes to stay inflated all of the time. Oh, and the outboard is upside down on them?
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Must say though, that I have big rispect for our armed forces so please see my previous reply as an attampt at humour.
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Nice one James
Still having fun then?
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Nice one James
Still having fun then?
Yes all good fun

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