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POTD: Royal Marines with Submarine in Northern Norway

For a very long time, we’ve been looking for images with submarines and firearms for our Photo Of The Day. It seems to be impossible, so we have to settle for a distant view of the Royal Marine Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron (SRS), which is an element of 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group. The Royal Marines are the UK’s arctic warfare specialists. Their motto is “Attain by Surprise”, so submarines and inflatable raiding crafts are quite useful means of transportation.

Here’s the caption for the image, including more information about the background:

The Royal Marine Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron (SRS) exercise deploying Inflatable Raiding Craft’s (IRC) from a Royal Navy submarine at Lyngan Fjord in Northern Norway. Royal Marines have deployed to Northern Norway to carry out their traditional winter deployment in the Arctic Circle. Commandos will refresh skills in surviving, moving, and fighting across the ice. This year, Royal Navy ships will join Royal Marines for the large-scale Norwegian-led exercise Cold Response 22. This takes place in March through to April with 28 nations and a total of 35,000 troops already signing up for the exercises.

The Royal Marines in Northern Norway, riding piggyback on a submarine.

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Photographer: LPhot Johnson, Copyright: UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022.

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