Navy show Clarkson their own high-speed manoeuvres

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Jeremy Clarkson filming on board HMS Westminster Credit: Royal Navy

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has spent a day filming onboard HMS Westminster – with the Royal Navy giving him a taste of their ownhigh-speed manoeuvres.

The TV presenter joined the frigate off the coast of Norway as part of a documentary on the Arctic Convoys in which around 3,000 sailors and merchant seamen were killed delivering vital supplies to the Soviet Union between 1941 and 1945.

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Jeremy Clarkson explores the ship with crew members Credit: Royal Navy

Jeremy flew on board the Portsmouth-based ship Westminsternear Stavanger by the ship’s Lynx helicopter – which he was quite taken withand had it pegged for top spot on the Top Gear ‘cool wall’.

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Filming below deck Credit: Royal Navy

On returning to the UK the presenter was quick to post a shoton Twitter – describing sailing up the fjords on a Type 23 as “the best way toarrive in Norway”.