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Angus Ashworth was put through his paces training as a Ranger with Shirin Murphy from US Rangers Museum near Carrickfergus

Angus Ashworth was put through his paces training as a Ranger with Shirin Murphy from US Rangers Museum near Carrickfergus

Artefacts that feature on the BBC show

Artefacts that feature on the BBC show

Artefacts that feature on the BBC show

Artefacts that feature on the BBC show

Angus Ashworth was put through his paces training as a Ranger with Shirin Murphy from US Rangers Museum near Carrickfergus

Experts have been delving their way through Mid and East Antrim's treasures for the latest episode of BBC's Antiques Road Trip.

The show's specialists set off on a road trip around the UK searching for hidden gems and competing to make the most money at auction.

David Harper paid a visit to Angela's Antiques and Jewellery in Ballymena, while Angus Ashworth was put through his paces training as a Ranger at the US Rangers Museum near Carrickfergus.

The museum is dedicated to the men of the first battalions of the US Rangers, formed at Sunnylands Camp in Carrick in June 1942.

The elite commando-style force was set up during the Second World War and remains the only US military unit to be formed on foreign soil.

Carrickfergus Museum's Shirin Murphy told the show all about the US Rangers and their history with the coastal town.

Belfast Telegraph