Sub Zero Rescue in Iceland with Royal Marines and US Marine Corps | ACCESS
Members of M Company 42 Commando Royal Marines partner with allies from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) 22 Marine Expeditionary Unit to practice rescuing downed pilots in a process known as Joint Personnel Recovery, JPR, or Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnel, TRAP, if you are from the US Forces. Operating from USS Arlington, a US Navy Transport Ship, the Marines experienced the extreme conditions in the Arctic region, Keflavík Airbase in Iceland, on Exercise Spring Viking.
Pilots, like those who would aboard, Aircraft Carried R09, HMS Prince of Wales, that was docked in Reykjavík could need recovering for many reasons, being shot down behind enemy lines is one, but the reason could just as easily be having a technical problem and crashing in a remote area. Regardless of the reason the Marines, onboard ship, need to respond to any situation and be able to deal with whatever conditions they find on the ground.
BFBS Creative, with former Royal Marine Ben Cook, follow NATO members from the Royal Marines and United States Marine Corp, as they work together to conduct a pilot rescue mission before embarking on CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopters and LCAC Hovercraft for a classic maritime raiding mission.
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