Operation Ice Cream, Comedy and Rock and Roll
Sailors on HMS Bulwark enjoyed a break from their busy routine preparing for the 2012 Paralympic maritime security duties when the Combined Service Entertainment Show to provide lively, fun entertainment arrived in the shape especially for the Ship’s Company, embarked forces and RFA personnel on board the ship alongside in...
Vintage Swordfish performs with today’s Sea King in Scotland
Naval aviators made the longest trip of the year in their wartime torpedo bomber to put on a show for the Scottish public. The Swordfish joined a vintage Sea Fury fighter and a present-day Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet over East Fortune near Edinburgh.
‘Old girl’ restored to glory as veteran helicopter enjoys pride of place at Yeovilton
A veteran Wessex helicopter has been restored to its glory days appearance and been given pride of place by the Fleet Air Arm at its Somerset home. The 48-year-old aircraft spent a decade flying from RNAS Yeovilton in the 1970s and early ’80s with the forerunner of today’s Commando Helicopter...
Ocean escorts Flame ahead of Paralympics opening ceremony
Two dozen sailors from Britain’s biggest warship lined the waterfront at Greenwich to applaud the passage of the Olympic Flame on its way to the Paralympics opening ceremony. A landing craft from HMS Ocean, plus patrol boat HMS Express and a launch from HMS President also escorted the flame as...
Illustrious’ petrolheads enjoy Rolls-Royce treat
The best of British engineering was united in Portsmouth Naval Base as Rolls-Royce buffs brought their magnificent cars in to show HMS Illustrious, which is powered by the same firm’s engines. Some 50 members of the Wessex Branch of the Roll-Royce Enthusiasts Club drove half a dozen vintage Rollers and...