The French are invading!

A group of 200 soldiers, backed by 43 vehicles, four helicopters, two landing craft and a new landing catamaran, will be storming ashore in Gosport exercise.

The French are invading! 200 soldiers to land on Hampshire beach backed up by warships and helicopters

MICHAEL MCCARTHY

The last time it happened was in 1797, and then they got nowhere. But this weekend, the French navy will be invading Britain again.

A group of 200 soldiers, backed by 43 vehicles, four helicopters, two landing craft and a new landing catamaran, will be storming ashore in an exercise at Gosport in Hampshire. Their landing follows the arrival of two French warships of an amphibious naval group, the Tonnerre and the Georges Leygues, at Portsmouth Naval Base today.

Presumably they will have more success in carrying out their duties than the previous attempt by their ancestors, when 1400 French troops were set ashore near Fishguard in west Wales during the French Revolutionary War.

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Source: The Independent.

Image source: Marine Nationale.

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