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Museum Piece Russian Vehicles seen on Salisbury Plain - 03.03.22
These photographs taken today in very wet conditions on Salisbury Plain.
The exercising of men and equipment continues over the areas of Salisbury Plain and adding authenticity to the scene were museum piece Russian vehicles.
MT-LB Armored Personnel Carrier (Russia)
The Ural-4320 is a general purpose off-road 6×6 vehicle, produced at the Ural Automotive Plant in Miass, Russia for use in the Russian army. Introduced in 1976, it is still in production today.
Royal Marine Commando on Salisbury Plain - 28.02.22
These photographs show the Royal Marine Commandos on one of their marches on the Plain, this unit is from Devon and are seen here at a very brief rest stop. The exercising of personnel and equipment continues over the areas of Salisbury Plain.
The packs they are carrying are very heavy, yet they manage to cover the rough terrain, making it look, dare I say quite easy, I could not even lift one off the ground!
QRH Delta Squadron - Diamond - 16.02.22
These photographs were taken this afternoon.
Diamond became a battlefield casualty when its hydraulics failed. This was not a problem as it was just a union which had broken and it lost its hydraulic oil. However, it was in simulated enemy ground and the Crarrv was not available. Therefore, the crew stripped out the item to replace the union and then cammed up the tank to hide its whereabouts and had two other tanks cover the area until it was repaired an hour later.
A great bunch of personnel, who permitted us to take these pictures of the step by step situation as it would happen, in a real scenario.
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