Thursday, August 25, 2011

British "Rapid Rope" Training....

We say Fast, they say Rapid...either way its quick....especially when you're wearing gear....

Pictured are members of the HMS Monmouth boarding team conducting rapid rope training from the ship's Lynx Mk 8 helicopter, call sign "Black Knight".
Royal Marines & sailors took it in turns to jump from the Lynx at various heights and kit different configurations.
The Type 23 frigate was deployed on counter piracy and maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean.
Photographer: LA(Phot) Stuart Hill


Pictured are members of the HMS Monmouth boarding team conducting rapid rope training from the ship's Lynx Mk 8 helicopter, call sign "Black Knight".
Royal Marines & sailors took it in turns to jump from the Lynx at various heights and kit different configurations.
The Type 23 frigate was deployed on counter piracy and maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean.
A Royal Marine with Mike Company, 42 Commandois pictured on patrol around Nad-e Ali in Afghanistan.
Royal Marines from 42 Commando have officially taken over control of Nad-e Ali North district of Helmand province.
Having arrived in Afghanistan and completed a final course of training and acclimatisation to prepare them for their six month deployment, the Marines headed from Camp Bastion to their base in Shahzad – which will be their home until October.
Photographer: LA(Phot) Dave Hillhouse

A Royal Marine with Mike Company, 42 Commando carries a GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun) during a patrol around Nad-e Ali in Afghanistan.
Royal Marines from 42 Commando have officially taken over control of Nad-e Ali North district of Helmand province.
Having arrived in Afghanistan and completed a final course of training and acclimatisation to prepare them for their six month deployment, the Marines headed from Camp Bastion to their base in Shahzad – which will be their home until October.
Photographer: LA(Phot) Dave Hillhouse

3 comments:

  1. "We say Fast, they say Rapid...either way its quick....especially when you're wearing gear...."

    Solomon reveals that he does not understand gravity.

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  2. Glad to see the Royal Marines are still humping their GPMGs, in spite of the weight. There's nothing like the heavy cartridge and long barrel of the M240 when you have to reach out and touch someone.

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  3. Actually when I used to do it, we just called it fast roping too :-)

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