Royal Marines have carried out live firing exercises by staging a mock dawn raid on an enemy village.
Forty Commando Royal Marines have taken part in Exercise Black Alligator in the Mojave Desert, California.
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The M20 London bound carriageway has now been reopened to traffic but Operation Stack is expected to remain in place into the weekend.
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region
Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region