HMS Dragons Lynx Helicopter Firing Flares
HMS Dragon's Lynx helicopter fires infra red flares during an exercise over the Type 45 destroyer.
As well as flying her own Lynx helicopter - of 815 Naval Air Squadron based in Yeovilton - Dragon has been flexing muscle as part of joint training with Typhoons from her affiliated 6 Squadron RAF.
Holding various flying exercises with 11 Squadron, based at RAF Conningsby, and Boeing E3-Ds from 8 Squadron based at RAF Waddington, Dragon also exchanged personnel for the RAF to experience life on a ship and vice versa
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British troops WWII
Pictures of the 4th Border Regiment who held a large sector of the Somme during a vital stage in the German advance. They were an ordinary Infantry Battalion, cut off from the main body of the British Expeditionary Force. They commandeered vehicles and turned themselves into a motorised unit and went for the enemy for five days continuously with great success. Photo shows when moving around the countryside they were surrounded by the enemy and they all took up a defensive position by the roadside
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The Battle of Pacocha'; Action between HMS Shah and Ameth
Engraving showing the battle between HMS Shah and Amethyst and the Peruvian Ironclad turret ship Huascar on the 29th May 1877. The Huascar had been taken over by some Peruvian revolutionaries and declared a pirate by the Peruvian government. The Shah and Amethyst were ordered to protect British Merchant Shipping and after the Huascar had stopped several British merchant ships, the Royal Navy decided to hunt down the Huascar'. In the action depicted, the 70 guns of the British ships were unable to do much damage to the Huascar as she was an heavily-built ironclad. In return the gunnery crew of the Huascar was not well drilled enough to hit the British ships much. In desperation the Shah launched a Whitehead torpedo at the Huascar, but the Peruvian ship was able to dodge it with some ease. The battle became a stalemate and the two sides slipped away after the fall of darkness. Reputedly this was the last action by a wooden warship, firing a broadside of muzzle-loading guns and the first use of a torpedo in anger
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