HMS Shannon, view of the armoured cruiser, taken from the fighting top, shows the deck and some of the chief guns. Built in Chatham Dockyard, England, fro the Royal Navy in the mid-1900s. Before the First World War, she served with the Home Fleet, generally as the flagship of a cruiser squadron. The ship remained with the Grand Fleet, as the Home Fleet was renamed when the war began, for the entire war, but only participated in a single battle, the Battle of Jutland in May 1916. Shannon spent most of the war unsuccessfully patrolling the North Sea for German warships. Date: 1912
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V430 troop carrier (Bulldog)
The first delivery of the upgraded FV430 Mk3 Bulldog vehicles arrived in Iraq just before Christmas 2006 with the RGJ Battalion based at Basra Palace the first to use them on operations.
Mechanised infantry use the Bulldog APC as a form of protected mobility to move around the battlefield. Bulldog offers protection against small arms and artillery fire and provides good strategic and cross-country mobility.
For counter-insurgency operations the up-armoured FV430 provides a similar level of protection to Warrior and the vehicle is able to carry out many of the same tasks as Warrior, thereby relieving the pressure on heavily committed Warrior vehicles in armoured infantry battlegroups
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Northern Ireland - construction of a roadblock etc
One of twelve photographs showing the construction of a roadblock, checkpoints, patrol and the aftermath of an explosion, Northern Ireland, 1970s. From a collection of photographs assembled for use in Col Robin McNish?s ?Iron Division - The History of the 3rd Division?, depicting the 3rd Division, 1918-1977. After the Suez Crisis of 1956 showed the need for more rapid mobilisation, the 3rd Division pioneered the concept of air portability in the late 1950s and 1960s. Associated with Northern Ireland (1969-2007). Date: circa 1860
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