11 Jan '18, 10am

Royal Marines' raiders test engineering skills in Highlands

Royal Marines' raiders test engineering skills in Highlands 11/01/2018 Royal Marines engineers headed to the remote shores of western Scotland to test whether they can provide support in the field to an elite amphibious unit. On paper, the boat group from Plymouth's 539 Assault Squadron should be able to deploy two hovercraft, eight ORC raiding craft/gunboats, and eight inflatable raiders with all their supporting kit and caboodle in five days. Exercise Raging Torrent sought to put that to the test in the wilds of the Highlands - about as far from regular engineering support available at the squadron's base in Devonport as you can get. It took the team of 13 engineers - a mix of commando vehicle mechanics and Royal Navy marine and weapon engineers - two days to reach the Kyle of Lochalsh and neighbouring Loch Kishorn in their military convoy of trucks, vehicles, a mobile w...

Full article: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/new...

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