Quartz crystal/agate cylinder / There are two main groups of quartz: chert and chalcedony. Agates form in cavities left by gas bubbles in cooling lava. Silica-rich groundwater builds layers of crystals on the cavity walls.
Images captured are of W, Y, Z companies from 45 Commando Royal Marines as they conduct an amphibious assault on to Sazan Island. The training took place near to Vlore in Albania, as part of Exercise Albanian Lion. Albanian Lion is aimed at demonstrating the Pre Landing Force (PLF) capability, deployed as an advanced force dethatched from the Response Force Task Group (RFTG).
Royal Marine Commandos attached to Division move inland from Sword Beach on the Normandy coast 6 June Royal Marine Commandos attached to Division for the assault on Sword Beach move inland 6 June A Churchill bridgelayer can be seen in the background.