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Ranger Wing storm ferry on the high seas in dangerous exercise

NewsBy Eamon Dillon
Ranger Wing storm ferry on the high seas in dangerous exercise

Dramatic footage of Irish Ranger Wing troops boarding a ferry has emerged for the first time.

The live-exercise took place four years ago but footage was kept under wraps until now.

Members of the secretive special forces unit are seen clambering onto the deck of ferry from a high-speed boat.

A second squad of the elite anti-terrorist force are dropped to another part of the huge ship by helicopter.

The heavily-armed soldiers are then seen moving through the car ferry searching for targets.

The exercise took place with the co-operation of the shipping firm and was done while moving in open seas.

The ARW are highly-regarded internationally for their capability and level of training.

Rangers have to undergo a gruelling six-month selection course before even being considered as recruits.