HMS Ocean cruises past the O2 arena

"To win in war and succeed in peace."

The crew of HMS Ocean will be hoping to fulfill the second half of the ship's motto, as they help defend the London Olympics.

HMS Ocean passes the O2 arena.
HMS Ocean passes the O2 arena. Credit: BBC Pool.

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Warship's Thames Exercise

The Royal Navy's largest warship has sailed up the Thames to take part in military exercises ahead of the Olympic Games. The eight day 'Olympic Guardian' operation has also seen rapier missiles stationed in Blackheath and fighter jets in the skies.