first_img View post tag: europe View post tag: News by topic Authorities HMS Pembroke to Support the Scottish Airshow Royal Navy minehunter HMS Pembroke sails to Ayr at approximately 3pm on Thursday, September 3 in support of the Scottish Airshow.The Sandown Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel will be berthed at Compass Pier and will be open to visitors on Saturday, September 5.A capability demonstration will take place on the beach at Low Green, prior to the start of the airshow.It involves Royal Marines from Faslane-based 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group and soldiers of the Scottish & Northern Irish Yeomanry playing the role of pirates.They will engage in a dynamic firefight showcasing the versatile capability of maritime forces in combating piracy.The exciting scenario will include fire support from two offshore raiding craft, a Merlin helicopter from Culdrose-based 824 Naval Air Squadron and simulated naval gunfire from a Royal Navy destroyer sitting just over the horizon.[mappress mapid=”16816″]Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMS Pembrokecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Pembroke to Support the Scottish Airshow View post tag: Scottish Airshow September 2, 2015 View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img

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