Royal Marines deployed to Jordan

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  1. YoungEvans32

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  2. DhobiWanKenobi

    DhobiWanKenobi Royal Marines Commando

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    Please stop reading the Daily Mail.
     
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  3. BrigRat

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    For anybody in the know, would that number of RM's being deployed be called a "big" exercise?

    The Daily Mail are abysmal at their job to be fair, and that as a headline could sell papers very easily!
     
  4. Chelonian

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    In fairness the Daily Wail does on this occasion mention that:

    "At least 1,000 Royal Marines are being deployed to Jordan in a long-planned joint military exercise with the US."

    Assuming that this particular exercise is Cougar 14, its planning probably started over one year ago.
     
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    "freddie" Former Royal Marines SNCO.

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  6. Sam1

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    Pretty sure different units have been deploying there for the past couple of years, They let us use their training areas and we try and teach them which end of the rifle goes bang!

    Went on exercise there last year, we were forced to stay in a 5 star hotel for 3 weeks, the sound of the waves from the beach kept me up every night! :(
     
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