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The British and French Navies joined forces for a major exercise on Friday. See the Royal Navy's HMS Bulwark in action below.
British and French troops joined forces for a series of naval exercises on Friday.
The exercise saw British Marines from 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines train alongside their French counterparts in amphibious landing techniques from British craft.
The training took place on Solenzaro Beach on the French island of Corsica as part of Exercise Corsican Lion.
Corsican Lion is the first Maritime test of the Combined Joint Expeditionary Force - a defence agreement between the French and the British - by demonstrating its ability to project power from the sea.
The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond was present for a major Anglo-French naval exercise involving around a quarter of the British fleet.
The Navy flagship HMS Bulwark was the centre of attention in the drills that were designed to test both nations' naval response to unexpected world events at short notice.
It was one of the first joint exercises under the Combined Joint Expeditionary Force (CJEF) - an initiative agreed in 2010 to work more closely with French allies.
Mr Hammond and Mr Le Drian visited French aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle, then were briefed by officers at HMS Bulwark.
Mr Hammond said the exercise was symbolic of the promise made in 2010.
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Six British ships and 3,000 UK military personnel take part in Exercise Corsican Lion to develop the Franco-British joint naval force.