Cold Weather SPECIALISTS

Land Rovers used in Arctic warfare training

Members of 45 Commando Royal Marines conduct snow and ice driving training which sees them practice skid control on icy roads
 Royal Marines and Royal Navy personnel conduct ice breaking drills, which simulates falling through the ice while skiing

British Army Land Rovers were used during intensive, cold weather exercises in Norway recently. While conducting snow and ice driving training, ranks from 45 Commando Royal Marines used Land Rovers, Viking all-terrain vehicles and Can-Am Outlander 6x6 allterrain vehicles during the exercises.

Being able to handle and control a vehicle in these conditions forms part of crucial survivor skills imparted on Royal Marines during their Arctic deployment. Cold-weather warfare specialists 

Commando returned to northern Norway in January to refine their combat abilities in the stunning but often brutal surroundings of the high north, where temperatures can plummet to -30°C and, during the early phases, the sun barely rises.

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