The Saratoga is part of the U.S. Atlantic fleet and participated in operation Desert Storm in 1990/91. Launched in 1956, this aircraft carrier is continuously up-dated, especially its radar and electronic systems.
Introduced to the RNLI in 1995, the all-weather Severn Class Lifeboat is the largest in their fleet. It has a range of 250 nautical miles and a top speed of 25 knots. It carries a powered Y boat that can be launched and recovered by a lightweight crane to enable rescues close to shore. It propellers are protected so it can take ground without damage.
Churchill AVRE series of vehicles was the beginning of Major General Sir Percy Hobart following the disastrous Dieppe (Operation Jubilee) occured in August 1942 which saw the Churchill tanks of the Canadian Calgary Regiment being completely destroyed on the beaches due to the lack of adequate engineer support.