Malta convoy veterans honoured 70 years after their gravest battle
Naval veterans joined today’s generation of sailors and the people of Malta as the greatest battle in the Mediterranean was remembered 70 years on. Operation Pedestal saw the Royal Navy in August 1942 suffer fearful losses but achieve its objective: to sustain the small island and its inhabitants who endured months...
Rare behind-the-scenes look at the spiritual home of the Submarine Service
There's a rare chance to see behind closed doors at Fort Blockhouse in Gosport next month as the RN Submarine Museum celebrates its hidden heritage.
'Outstanding' Diamond impresses the world's most famous aircraft carrier
Britain’s most advanced warship HMS Diamond received the highest praise from the world’s most famous aircraft carrier as she joined forces with the mighty USS Enterprise in the Middle East. The Type 45 destroyer was invited to join the Big E and her carrier strike group to show what the Royal...
Pirate-busting Merlin flight returns to Culdrose
The drug and pirate-busting Merlin helicopter of HMS Westminster is safely back home in Culdrose after seven months making a 'tangible' difference in the Indian Ocean. 02 Flight – callsign Red Bull – played a key role in three pirate busts and one drug smuggling take-down, four of the most eventful...
Blyth grapples with fortnight-long Poseidon adventure in the Black Sea
Minehunter HMS Blyth’s first major task in charge of a NATO force was a two-week workout in the Black Sea. Blyth joined ships from Turkey, Italy and Germany, plus hosts Bulgaria and Romania, for Exercise Poseidon, a test not only of minehunting abilities but search and rescue and air defence skills.
■上陸艇New £25m landing craft home takes shape in Devonport
A £25m new complex for Royal Marines landing craft and assault boats in Devonport is well on the way to completion. When it’s finished at the end of the year, 539 Assault Squadron and its feeder unit, 10 (Landing Craft) Training Squadron, will move into the facility from Turnchapel and Poole...
Joy tinged with sadness as Westminster returns home without one of her family
Shipmates left a very obvious gap for a missing sailor when HMS Westminster returned to Portsmouth today after seven months away. The disappearance of Leading Seaman Timmy MacColl meant it was a homecoming with mixed emotions – for otherwise the frigate had enjoyed one of the most successful pirate/terrorism-busting deployments...
Sutherland takes on supplies from Wave Ruler in the Indian Ocean
Frigate HMS Sutherland joined up with British tanker RFA Wave Ruler in the Indian Ocean to take on much-needed supplies for her counter-terrorism mission. The two ships conducted a replenishment at sea – known throughout the Navy as a RAS – with the tanker providing fuel and stores for the Devonport-based...
Busiest day yet for Defender
HMS Defender has had its busiest day since arriving in Portsmouth on Thursday 9th August after inviting nearly 300 friends, families and members of ship’s affiliations onboard for the day.
HMS Severn welcomes South West Ambulance HART team aboard
During a routine Operational Standoff Period alongside in Weymouth, HMS SEVERN invited the South West Ambulance Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to participate in harbour fire and emergency party training