HMS Albion perform at Rome's colosseum 04122022 CREDIT HMS Albion Twitter
HMS Albion is leading the Littoral Response Group North (LRG North), a task force designed to respond to any kind of crisis or threat in European waters (Picture: HMS Albion/ Royal Navy).
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Are you not entertained? Royal Marines Band Service performs at Rome's Colosseum

HMS Albion perform at Rome's colosseum 04122022 CREDIT HMS Albion Twitter
HMS Albion is leading the Littoral Response Group North (LRG North), a task force designed to respond to any kind of crisis or threat in European waters (Picture: HMS Albion/ Royal Navy).

The music of the epic historical drama film Gladiator rang out at the Colosseum, courtesy of the Royal Marines Band Service.

The Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines Scotland were in Rome when HMS Albion – currently on Operation Achillean – stopped for a port visit.

Described by the Royal Navy as its Swiss Army knife, because of the range of roles the ship can carry out, Albion made sure to capture the musical moment and post it on Twitter.

The amphibious assault ship is leading the Littoral Response Group North (LRG North), a task force designed to respond to any kind of crisis or threat in European waters.

Last month, the Royal Navy's amphibious flagship sailed to the southern coastal town and seaport Bar, in Montenegro.

The visit to the Balkan nation, which only joined Nato in 2017, was an opportunity to strengthen future defence co-operation.

LRG North was in Turkey in October, after amphibious exercises in Cyprus.

HMS Albion sailed east in the Aegean Sea to host staff from Nato Land Command, the headquarters of which is based in Izmir.

Supported by the British Embassy, she hosted Nato's Allied Land Command for discussions on littoral warfare and the future of amphibious operations with Nato allies, welcoming dignitaries on board.