American commander sees what Daring’s made of in the Gulf
One of the most senior US naval commanders in the Gulf joined HMS Daring to see what Britain’s most advanced warship can do. Rear Admiral Mike Shoemaker is in charge of two American Carrier Strike Groups – a dozen warships, over 100 aircraft and more than 12,000 souls – on...
Yeovilton Air Day 2012
Award-winning Yeovilton Air Day – the main public showcase for naval aviation in 2012 – has been officially launched in Somerset, with this year’s event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Falklands.
The Navy is the Nation Conference
The Navy and the nation are linked as closely today as they have ever been down the centuries because our island nation depends on maritime power, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, the First Sea Lord, told a conference in Portsmouth.
Protector visits ice paradise as she sails further south than ever
The Navy’s Antarctic patrol ship HMS Protector ventured further south than ever before on her maiden deployment as she delivered vital supplies to polar scientists. The Portsmouth-based survey ship sailed to Rothera research base – 800 miles south of Cape Horn – allowing her sailors and marines to experience some...
Big-gun Belfast is back as cruiser prepares to re-open to the public
Britain’s last ‘big-gun’ warship will open its gangway once more to the public next month after six months out of action.