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'We waved and officers on the sub saluted'

It is not often you see a Russian submarine just off the coast in British waters but that is what Nigel Scutt
a ship researcher, saw this week.

The Russian sub was being escorted through the Dover Strait by a Royal Naval vessel, on its way back to the Black Sea.

It is rare to see such a sight during the day, as Nigel explained to the Today programme presenter Sarah Montague, because they normally make these manoeuvres at night.

Photo:Sailors on top of a Russian Submarine Credit: Dover-marina.com)

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