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Royal Marines Showcase Skills At HMS Raleigh

Royal Navy training base has opened its doors to the public.

Visitors to HMS Raleigh have been given a rare glimpse into how Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marine Commandos are trained when the base opened it's doors to the public.

Among the attractions was a showcase by a Un-Armed Combat Display team, a Police Dog Display and a junior and senior Field Gun run.

Lieutenant Ross Lyth, organiser of the event, said it was opportunity to see behind the scenes.

"As a military establishment we're quite closed off most of the time. We're not closed for the day, training is still going on as usual. It's to open and see exactly what we do at HMS Raleigh"

HMS Raleigh has seven schools on its 239-acre site, and trains members of the Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the Royal Navy Reserve and the Submarine School.

The open day marked the start of summer leave many of the for staff and recruits at the Royal Navy's training establishment in the South West of England.