Look out for black boats speeding along the Thames firing guns at each other later this month.

It’s part of a military exercise that tests their response to, well, whatever it is that they need to prepare for.

The event will involve the Royal Marines, who will be conducting the military exercises in the Upper Pool on 23rd October from 10:10am to 10:20am and 24th October from 10:50am to 11am, between HMS President and
HMS Belfast.

On the days, four RIBs will be navigating at speed around this part of the Thames, with the Royal Marines firing blank rounds (no bullets) at each other, or a suitable evil target.

Something to watch from the sidelines if you are in the area.


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2 comments on “Military exercises on the Thames later this month
  1. Andrew Christy says:

    Royal Marines activity linked to Netherlands Royal Family visit & is 🇬🇧/🇳🇱 joint capability demo on 24th Oct (rehearsal on 23rd) operating alongside HNLMS ZEELAND (sister ship shown here:
    https://flic.kr/p/fLA6NP) – all details in public domain – via #dlr_blog

  2. Peter of London says:

    Thanks for the heads up on this. Was an interesting and enjoyable watch, and doubt I would have picked up on it if not for this posting.

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