HMS Ocean towers over the Thames Barrier as it cruises up the river

HMS Ocean passes through the Thames Barrier.
The Royal Navy's largest ship passes through the Thames Barrier. Credit: Ian Nicholson, PA

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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.