In early 2007, Iranian military arrested 15 Royal Navy personnel and held them captive for 13 days. This is the exclusive interview with Faye Turney, the only woman among them.


Jack Enright


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Trevor McDonald ... Himself - Presenter


A team of eight sailors and seven Royal Marines in two rigid-hulled inflatable boats from the Type 22 frigate HMS Cornwall had been searching a merchant dhow for smuggled automobiles when they were detained at roughly 10:30 Iraqi time by the crews of two Iranian boats. A further six Iranian boats then assisted in the seizure. The British personnel were subsequently taken to an Iranian Revolutionary Guards base in Tehran for questioning. Iranian officials claimed that the British sailors were in Iranian waters. It was a major diplomatic incident. Leading Seaman, Faye Turney tells Sir Trevor McDonald what really happened.

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9 April 2007 (UK) See more »

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