Curated Royal Navy news feeds
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- Fri, 17 May 2013 08:23:34 +0000:
Madrid’s dilemma over visiting nuclear subs -
The Spanish media have reported that the British nuclear submarine, HMS Trenchant, arrived in the Royal Navy base at Gibraltar on Monday. The news had been communicated by the UK's Ministry of Defence and of course whilst our own Government would have been informed...
- Thu, 16 May 2013 20:10:27 +0000:
Navy helicopter gets Montrose school pupils in a spin -
An Angus school received a visit from a Royal Navy helicopter to mark the decommissioning of a historic ship.
Montrose Academy welcomed a Lynx helicopter from HMS Edinburgh, the navy’s largest Type 42 destroyer.
- Thu, 16 May 2013 20:09:45 +0000:
Nuclear subs banned from Scots lochs -
Royal Navy nuclear submarines are temporarily banned from two Scots lochs after failing training assessments.
- Thu, 16 May 2013 20:09:27 +0000:
Royal Navy's ship on goodwill visit to Mumbai -
Royal Navy's HMS Kent (type 23 frigate) is on a goodwill visit to Mumbai from May 13 to 17. The ship is commanded by Cdr Benjamin E Ripley and has a crew of 216 personnel. It is presently deployed for maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Aden.
- Thu, 16 May 2013 20:07:49 +0000:
UK officer heads Gulf mine exercise -
A Royal Navy officer is in charge of running the world's largest anti-mine warfare exercise in the Gulf.
- Wed, 15 May 2013 15:54:28 +0000:
Royal Navy officer receives commendation for Libya preparations -
A ROYAL Navy officer who helped prepare five ships for a last minute deployment to Libya in 2011, has been recognised for his dedication to the service.
- Wed, 15 May 2013 15:44:24 +0000:
Model Royal Navy Destroyer set to sail down Thames today -
A scale model of a Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer is expected to sail down the River Thames today through Maidenhead as part of an ambitious charity project.
- Wed, 15 May 2013 15:44:08 +0000:
HMS Edinburgh returns to spiritual home -
HMS Edinburgh has made an emotional final trip to its spiritual home.
The Type 42 destroyer has dropped anchor in Leith docks where it will stay for six days.
During their stay the crew will take part in a parade down Edinburgh's Royal Mile to mark the ship's decommissioning. The ship will be open to the public on Saturday.
- Wed, 15 May 2013 07:17:18 +0000:
Periscopes Are Returned To WW2 Submarine -
HMS Alliance was equipped with two 40ft periscopes, one for general use and one for attack. The Attack scope is made of bronze and dates from the submarine's construction in 1945. Both periscopes were removed last year for restoration. The returned periscopes will be fully functional and allow visitors to HMS Alliance, the opportunity to view Portsmouth Harbour where the historic submarine is based.
- Wed, 15 May 2013 07:15:20 +0000:
Plymouth ex-Royal Navy veteran Gordon Bruty still waiting for Arctic convoy medal -
AN ARCTIC convoy veteran is counting the days to receiving his medal, 72 years after risking his life on "the worst journey in the world".Gordon Bruty was one of about 66,000 Royal Navy...
- Tue, 14 May 2013 07:35:06 +0000:
Royal Navy Demonstrates Skills at Jersey Boat Show -
Royal Navy fishery protection vessel HMS Mersey took centre stage at the Jersey Boat Show over the bank holiday weekend, helping to attract hundreds of visitors to the annual event. For the second year running the ...
- Tue, 14 May 2013 07:33:23 +0000:
Top award for Weymouth naval officer -
A Royal Navy Officer from Weymouth has been presented with a top award in recognition of her outstanding contribution during her training at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth.
- Tue, 14 May 2013 07:32:05 +0000:
Royal Navy budget cuts leave Britain 'ripe for the taking' -
Government budget cuts imposed on the Royal Navy have left Britain "ripe for the taking", Sir Sandy Woodward, who led the naval operation to retake the...
Mike McNamara's insight:
Recently watched a catch-up edition of Coast where the presenter emphasised that over 70% of our dependale needs are imported to this island country. - A reduced Naval Force is just what we don't need!!!
- Tue, 14 May 2013 07:28:41 +0000:
Royal Yacht in Portsmouth Harbour -
The original caption for this undated photograph of the old royal yacht Victoria and Albert leaving Portsmouth Harbour claimed that 'their majesties were on board'.
- Mon, 13 May 2013 06:36:07 +0000:
Reservist with 33 years service to deploy to Afghanistan -
A LONG-SERVING Royal Navy Reservist is preparing to deploy on a six-month tour of duty in northern Afghanistan.Commander Jane Allen will be serving as a media adviser to the senior British general and...
- Mon, 13 May 2013 06:35:40 +0000:
Memorial unveiled to heroes of Atlantic -
A new generation of sea cadets has joined naval veterans who fought in World War Two to unveil a new statue to mark the 70th anniversary of the historic Battle of the Atlantic.
- Mon, 13 May 2013 06:35:14 +0000:
Arctic Convoy veteran to receive war medal -
An Arctic Convoy veteran is one of 40 World War Two heroes set to be honoured at a memorial service in Scotland .
- Mon, 13 May 2013 06:32:13 +0000:
Teenage officer cadet from Helston passes out with pride from Royal Naval College -
A teenaged officer cadet from Helston took part in a parade at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth to mark the successful completion of his initial training.
- Mon, 13 May 2013 06:26:50 +0000:
UK: Royal Navy Reservists Help HMS Monmouth -
HMS Monmouth has welcomed onboard 18 Royal Naval Reservists as temporary members of her Ship's Company as she continues her return to the UK at the end of a 7 month deployment. The invitation for invaluable ...
- Fri, 10 May 2013 15:58:58 +0000:
New aircraft carrier takes shape - Video -
Work on the first of the Royal Navy's two new aircraft carriers is well under way at a dockyard in Rosyth.
- Fri, 10 May 2013 15:58:07 +0000:
Plymouth Royal Navy officers pass out of Britannia Royal Naval College -
TWO newly qualified Royal Navy officers from Plymouth have celebrated their formal commissioning during a parade at Britannia Royal Naval College.Midshipmen Sam Furniss and Lieutenant Tom Smith were...
- Fri, 10 May 2013 07:22:48 +0000:
HMS Edinburgh Leaves Portsmouth, UK -
On a warm and sunny bank holiday morning, HMS Edinburgh slipped her lines from Portsmouth and began her final voyage around the UK. This marks a milestone in her 30 year long career serving in the Royal Navy, ...
- Fri, 10 May 2013 07:22:26 +0000:
UK: HMS Protector Returns to Portsmouth -
HMS Protector, the Royal Navy's Ice Patrol Ship, returns home to Portsmouth on Friday (May 10) marking an end to her nine month deployment to the 'Frozen Continent'. HMS Protector deployed from Portsmouth on ...
- Thu, 09 May 2013 09:05:34 +0000:
HMS Portland freedom service and parade -
Local residents and visitors are invited to enjoy a service and parade by officers and company of HMS Portland to celebrate their freedom of the borough. The
- Thu, 09 May 2013 07:07:13 +0000:
HMS Caroline to become 'floating museum' -
The First World War's last surviving battleship is on course to be transformed into a floating museum after provisionally securing a £12m lottery funding boost.
- Thu, 09 May 2013 07:06:52 +0000:
HMS Ark Royal to sail for scrapyard -
HUNDREDS of people are expected to gather to say a final farewell to the Royal Navy’s former flagship when she is towed for scrap this month.
- Thu, 09 May 2013 07:06:35 +0000:
HMS Scott visits her adopted city of Swansea -
Royal Navy ocean survey vessel HMS Scott is moored at the Kings Dock in Swansea this week.
It is seven years since the ship made her last visit to her adopted city and she has recently returned to the UK from three months' survey deployment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
- Thu, 09 May 2013 07:05:35 +0000:
Scot in Dubai death plunge ... weeks after tying the knot -
SCOTS fitness trainer falls to his death from the balcony of a high-rise tower block in Dubai just weeks after getting wed
Former Royal Navy sailor Elwood McIlwraith, 29, only wed wife Susie, 27, in February before his mystery fall from the 42-storey skyscraper on Saturday. Elwood — originally from Stevenston, Ayrshire — had been on a night out with a pal before the tragedy at Laguna Tower in the Jumeirah Lake complex where he lived and worked.
- Thu, 09 May 2013 07:04:23 +0000:
Battle of the Atlantic remembered -
St Paul's service commemorates 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.
- Thu, 09 May 2013 07:01:06 +0000:
Reddit restores 87-year-old grandpa's damaged Navy photo -
Steven Withey is rightfully proud of his grandfather, who was a submarine sonar and radar operator with the British Royal Navy during World War II.
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- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:52:09 +0000:
Russia: Navy to Get Three Nuclear Submarines >> Naval Today -
Russian Navy will get three nuclear submarines in 2013: two nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines of the project 955 Borei-class and one nuclear multipurpose attack submarine of the project 885 Yasen-class, ...
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:52:01 +0000:
Medal honour for Arctic Convoy reconnaissance photographer from Widnes - Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News -
Medal honour for Arctic Convoy reconnaissance photographer from Widnes
Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News
... for recognition.
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:51:43 +0000:
Medal's in the post for convoy veteran - Shields Gazette -
Medal's in the post for convoy veteran
His most vivid memory was of of Boxing Day, 1943, when the German battleship Scharnhorst was sunk by HMS Duke of York off North Cape, in northern Norway.
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:46:25 +0000:
Praise for commando helicopter operations - This is Somerset -
Praise for commando helicopter operations
This is Somerset
Visiting the RNAS Yeovilton-based Commando Helicopter Force in Norway last week was Fleet Commander and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Philip Jones.
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:44:27 +0000:
Stealth Jets Return To The Air Following Engine Snafu — For Now -
The Pentagon's stealth fighters are back in the air. But the fundamental flaw that grounded the F-35 remains. Finicky motors are an inevitable side effect of the plane's design.
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:44:19 +0000:
Fire on board RFA Argus at Falmouth Docks - This is Cornwall -
This is Cornwall
Fire on board RFA Argus at Falmouth Docks
This is Cornwall
Crews from three fire stations were called to Falmouth Docks last night to reports of a blaze on board the RFA Argus.
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:44:10 +0000:
Plymouth Royal Marines rescue pony on steep cliff face - This is Plymouth -
This is Plymouth Plymouth Royal Marines rescue pony on steep cliff face This is Plymouth Royal Marines from Plymouth responded to an unusual tasking when they assisted in the rescue of a pony in danger of falling off a steep cliff face on the Rame...
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:44:05 +0000:
Top Royal Marine band heads for Bury St Edmunds to support Sea Cadets - Bury Free Press -
Top Royal Marine band heads for Bury St Edmunds to support Sea Cadets Bury Free Press The Marines' Royal Band will perform at The Apex on August 10 and 11 in support of Bury's TS St Edmund (Mayor's Own) Sea Cadets, who are raising money for a new...
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:43:48 +0000:
BBC Two - The Sea King: Britain's Flying Past -
John Sergeant celebrates one of Britain's most iconic aircraft, the Sea King helicopter.
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:43:41 +0000:
Navy to Christen First Mobile Landing Platform -
The Navy will christen the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) Montford Point March 2, during a 10 a.m. PST ceremony in San Di (#USNavy to christen 1st Mobile Landing Platform - USS Montford Point.
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:43:28 +0000:
LCS CO: Freedom is A Mean Looking Ship -
USS Freedom (LCS-1) leaves Naval Station San Diego, Calif. on Friday for a new deployment with a new camo paint job, courtesy of Cmdr. Pat Thien and his crew.
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:42:24 +0000:
Claims leaving HMS Albion tied up in Plymouth costs £14million a year - This is Plymouth -
This is Plymouth Claims leaving HMS Albion tied up in Plymouth costs £14million a year This is Plymouth Mr Drax said: "I understand that it costs about £14million a year for HMS Bulwark's sister ship, HMS Albion, to sit in Portsmouth doing not very...
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:42:07 +0000:
CLYDE Shipping Images -- Helicopter Carrier HMS Illustrious - Inverclyde Now -
CLYDE Shipping Images -- Helicopter Carrier HMS Illustrious
2 March -- Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious in Loch Long, 1 March. Photos by Paul Hunter. Click for bigger images.
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:42:02 +0000:
Plymouth media students get glimpse behind walls of dockyard - This is Plymouth -
This is Plymouth
Plymouth media students get glimpse behind walls of dockyard
This is Plymouth
Plymouth media students get glimpse behind walls of dockyard. Trusted article source icon. Saturday, March 02, 2013.
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:41:47 +0000:
Napoleonic And Naval History: The Influence of Dreadnoughts on the Outcome of the First World War - Part 3 -
Part three of my essay on battleships (The Influence of Dreadnoughts on the Outcome of the First World War - Part 3 http://t.co/0a2X0VJ9Ls)
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:41:36 +0000:
Maritime Dining Rooms - Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool museums -
Information about the Maritime Dining Rooms restaurant at Merseyside Maritime Museum. Part of the National Museums Liverpool group based in the Albert Dock on the banks of the River Mersey.
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:41:29 +0000:
The China War 1857. Two ship's boats firing, going in. Two on right of Island - National Maritime Museum -
#OTDH 3 March 1857: Second Opium War: the UK and France declare war on China http://t.co/shEhbMesfS
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:40:56 +0000:
Sea Hear storytelling | ss Great Britain -
Captivating tales for under fives (Ahoy! Sea Hear storytelling returns this Tuesday at 11am http://t.co/7lcaLs0Cc7 (free event))
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:40:43 +0000:
Navy Reserve Celebrates 98th Anniversary -
Share The Navy Reserve will mark its 98th anniversary March 3. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert released the following message to the Fleet on Feb. 22 in honor of...
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:40:27 +0000:
Naval trainees take to the waters off Victoria for impressive maneuvers -
http://www.ctvvancouverisland.ca http://www.facebook.com/ctvvi STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA -- Up-and-coming Naval officers are practicing their moves in the water...
- Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:40:14 +0000:
Devonport frigate HMS Portland to be rededicated after year long refit -
THE crew of HMS Portland will be ceremonially welcomed back into the fleet after a major refit and upgrade.More than 200 family, friends and close affiliate organisations are expected to attend the...
- Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:31:30 +0000:
Royal Marines Veteran James McConnell's Funeral Attended By 200 Strangers ... - Huffington Post -
Royal Marines Veteran James McConnell's Funeral Attended By 200 Strangers ...
According to BBC News, most of the attendees at James McConnell's funeral had not known him when he was alive.
- Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:23:36 +0000:
Charles McCain: Pic of the Day - Addition to the Indian Fleet -
INDIAN Naval Ship Tarkash visits HMNB Portsmouth. INS Tarkash visited HMNB Portsmouth on Thursday 22nd November 2012 ,at the end of a week in which a senior team of Indian and Royal Naval staff have conducted a ...
- Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:23:23 +0000:
Cadets and armed forces personnel receive Tankard Awards - The Press, York -
The Press, York Cadets and armed forces personnel receive Tankard Awards The Press, York The Tankard Awards were originally created in the 1980s to honour the sailors of HMS York, but expanded 14 years ago to honour all three services in the armed...
- Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:23:17 +0000:
Culdrose chopper crew member to talk on 60 years of saving lives - Falmouth Packet -
Falmouth Packet Culdrose chopper crew member to talk on 60 years of saving lives Falmouth Packet A helicopter observer from RNAS Culdrose will look back at six decades of naval search and rescue operations at Falmouth's National Maritime Museum...
- Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:23:06 +0000:
Culdrose choppers on sub hunt exercises - This is The West Country -
This is The West Country
Culdrose choppers on sub hunt exercises
This is The West Country
Royal Navy helicopters from RNAS Culdrose are preparing to join NATO forces in the Mediterranean later this month as part of the fight against enemy submarines.
- Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:20:46 +0000:
Reservists show their bosses the ropes on warship - Portsmouth News -
Reservists show their bosses the ropes on warship
NAVAL reservists have given their civilian employers an insight to life at sea by inviting them on board a Type 45 destroyer.
- Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:19:13 +0000:
Photo by ssgreatbritain • Instagram -
ssgreatbritain's photo on Instagram (A rare sight, unless you're at an event or wedding- the dry dock at night. Amazing. http://t.co/jVft3LoWcb)
- Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:19:03 +0000:
Darpa Wants to Rethink the Helicopter to Make It Go Way Faster -
Darpa doesn't like that helicopters, jump jets and tilt rotors can't fly fast while hovering well. So it's calling on the aerospace industry to rip up their old designs for "Vertical Take-Off & Landing" aircraft and push them forward.
- Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:17:30 +0000:
YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Thailand, Singapore, Pacific Ocean -
Share Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training in the waters...