INCREDIBLE pictures show emergency services honing their skills during a training session.

The training scenario focused around a helicopter and aeroplane crashing on Exmoor.

A spokesman for Watchet Coastguard said: "Some of our coastguard team were taking part as observers during an inland training exercise with partner emergency services and search and rescue organisations based on a simulated mid air collision between a Royal Navy helicopter and a civilian aeroplane.

"The scenario was set on Exmoor National Park however was being enacted on the airfield at RNAS Merryfield.

"Our team members observed as an emergency call was made from the scene and as the first responders from Avon and Somerset Police arrived, declaring a major incident, as the other emergency services including Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue , South Western Ambulance Service, Exmoor Search and Rescue Team and Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue Team attended the scene.

"Together with a police search dog, the police drone team and a operational support unit, a multi agency JESIP (Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles) briefing took place, using the METHANE briefing acronym and while sharing risks and developing plans using the joint decision model.

"The emergency service control rooms also exercised the command and control using multi agency talk groups (radio channels) including our HM Coastguard coordination centre at Milford Haven as well as the National Maritime Operations Centre in Fareham, who simulated the tasking of air assets to the scene.

"This was a fantastic exercise testing capabilities and procedures, sharing awareness and checking plans.

"Our thanks to the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force for hosting the exercise, and for the invite from the police to observe and obtain learning from the day and the debrief at the end of the exercise."