HMS Ocean features in new TV documentary

Monster truck 'Grim Reaper' in action at the HMS Sultan Summer Show. Thousands of visitors enjoyed an exciting Father's Day weekend recently at the HMS Sultan Summer Show 2018.  The not-for-profit Show was jam-packed with high quality Arena Entertainment including Monster Trucks, a Steam Fayre and motorcycle displays with the Royal Naval Volunteer Cadet Corps Field Gun and the HMS Sultan Volunteer Band ensuring the Show was in keeping with the best of Naval Traditions.  Outside of the Main Arena an enormous funfair, a free Fun and Games Arena, petting zoo, static airframe displays, creepy crawlies, craft and chairties tents, classic cars and a Georgian Gun Deck Experience based around the Battle of Trafalgar kept visitors entertained. In addition, guests were also given the opportunity to book their own ride on the 'Red Dragon; Moster Ride Truck.  On top of everythinng else on offer 2018 marks 'The Year of Engineering', a year long cross-government campaign. Picture: PO Phot Nicola Harper.

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BRITAIN’S biggest working warship is tonight taking centre stage in a new TV documentary.

HMS Ocean will feature as part of a new three-part programme, Warship, by Channel 4 this evening.

It chronicles the ups and downs of amphibious assault ship’s most recent seven-month deployment in the Gulf.

Ocean joined the US-led naval group last year, taking on the role of command platform for the United States Naval Combined Task Force 50 – the first British vessel to lead the operation.

Positioned off the coast of Iran, and close by Iraq and Syria, the task force’s job is to police some of the most volatile waters on the planet and to co-ordinate the fight against ISIS.

Warship premiers at 8pm.