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BBC’s Dan Snow visits Arbroath’s RM Condor

Yankee company of 45 Commando receive their pre-assault briefing at RM Condor during a visit from BBC broadcaster and historian Dan Snow.

Yankee company of 45 Commando receive their pre-assault briefing at RM Condor during a visit from BBC broadcaster and historian Dan Snow.

 

Historian, broadcaster and television presenter Dan Snow dropped in to RM Condor for a day with 45 Commando.

A tight BBC filming schedule meant Mr Snow was unable to explore the rich history of Arbroath and the surrounding area but he was looking forward to a visit to the marine base.

“I have worked with 45 Commando in different locations but never in their home of Arbroath. It is such an excitement to see them on their home ground and watch the rigorous training that they do to make them one of the worlds leading elite forces.

“45 Commando in Arbroath has long been their centre of excellence and today we are filming the training and tasks that they do and have always done, from D-Day up until the present day.”

The eminent historian, military buff and son of broadcaster Peter Snow, is filming a documentary to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

“We have been on board the HMS Illustrious, following the Parachute Regiment and the Royal Marines on the MoD’s biggest sea, land and air training exercise, Joint Warrior in Lossiemouth and Kinloss.

The Royal Marines demonstrated different skills and key capabilities which they have used from when they first formed in 1940 until now.

“I am mainly watching as I am getting a bit old but we have seen the Marines planning assaults on the climbing wall, utilising the pistol ranges and lots more. It has been a real showcase,” said Mr Snow.

Mr Snow has been filming across Angus, Scotland and the UK for the BBC Documentary.

 

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