antarctica Royal Navy icebreaker HMS Protector

Ship Photo of The Day – Santa’s 5,000 Tonne Ice-Breaking Sled

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December 19, 2012

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Members of the Royal Navy icebreaker HMS Protector dressed as Santa Claus and Rudolf pose during a charity run for the ship’s affiliated charity, East Anglian Children’s Hospice, off Deception Island, Antarctica December 7, 2012.

Annually, East Anglian Children’s Hospice conducts nine Santa runs across Essex and East Anglia throughout the festive period, raising thousands of pounds for the charity.

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