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Royal Marines step in to assist during Storm Emma


Over the weekend, we’ve heard of countless stories of Royal Marines doing good work in their local communities, to assist those stranded during the recent storm Emma.

In Devon, Royal Marines used their arctic training to help get doctors to hospitals and to emergency calls in Torbay & Exeter. With heavy snow making most of the county's roads impassable 14 marines from Three Commando Brigade assisted the emergency services.

In the village of Lynton, Devon, Arctic driving specialists from the Commando Logistic Regiment were called in to assist, after a holidaymaker required urgent medication.

A further example of this came at Magor Services when a group of Royal Marines jumped into action to push a HGV lorry through the snow.

Braving the treacherous conditions, the Royal Marines pushed a 40-ton lorry uphill, after it got stuck at the M4 service station.

A spokesman for the company was very grateful. He said: "We employ a lot of ex servicemen ourselves and we are very proud of our armed forces. We really appreciate the help today and thank the Royal Marines for their assistance."