Spared the axe

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con­duct­ing train­ing with the Al­ba­ni­ans in the Mediter­ranean.

In Septem­ber 2017, 40 Com­mando also de­ployed to hur­ri­cane-rav­aged Bri­tish over­seas ter­ri­to­ries in the Caribbean in the wake of two dev­as­tat­ing storms.

Lt Col May­nard de­scribed their hu­man­i­tar­ian re­lief ef­forts as “pretty re­lent­less”, but said it “felt like a very nice thing to do to help peo­ple in just a des­per­ate sit­u­a­tion”.

And in March this year fol­low­ing the Sal­is­bury nerve agent at­tack in which Rus­sian dou­ble agent Sergei Skri­pal and his daugh­ter Yu­lia were tar­geted, 40 Com­mando helped in the af­ter­math.

Lt Col May­nard said the in­ci­dent came just weeks af­ter they had car­ried out a three-week coun­terchem­i­cal, bi­o­log­i­cal and ra­di­o­log­i­cal ex­er­cise, when they were asked to help.

HMS Bul­wark

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