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Royal Marines On Standby For Yemen Rescue Op

07.06.2011

A contingent of Royal Marines are on standby off the coast of Yemen to evacuate British citizens from the troubled Arab country. Around 80 Royal Marines from Alpha Company 40 Commando are aboard the Royal Fleet Auxillary vessels RFA Victoria and RFA Argus. Yemen is in a state of turmoil with over 350 people left dead from a prolongue period of political protests and increasing instability.

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RFA Fort Victoria.
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