Flying The Paralympic Flag Over The Flagship HMS Bulwark
Leading Seaman Stefan Morgan (23) from and Able Seaman Alex Oaks (21) raised the 2012 Paralympics flag on the masts of the Royal Navy’s Flagship HMS Bulwark today to pay homage to the spirit and resolve of the Paralympic sailors competing on the waters of Portland harbour.
HMS Tyne Looking As Good As New
August started with an uncharacteristic period alongside for Tyne as she was berthed in Portsmouth for a maintenance period. Tyne spends up to 300 days a year at sea so this was an ideal time for the Ship’s Company to rectify any small defects that had cropped up whilst at...
Warship Celebrates 20th Year
The Plymouth-based Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose has celebrated the ship’s 20th year. The ship was launched at Yarrow shipbuilders on the Clyde 20 years ago and her crew decided to celebrate the fact that it is no longer a teenager.
HMS Bristol On The Move - Small Change To Have Big Impact
HMS Bristol, a firm fixture in Portsmouth Harbour for nearly 20 years, is about to get a new home. The Royal Navy training ship won’t be going far though, just 140 metres to the east of its current permanent berth at the tip of Whale Island.
Sailors’ sacrifices to sustain Britain in conflict honoured
Sacrifices made by sailors to keep Britain’s sea lanes open will be marked with two events this month. The Red Ensign, standard of the Merchant Navy, flies proudly today on the service’s annual memorial day, while the First Sea Lord will take the salute in London at a parade honouring...
The Pennant Of The Joint Forces Command Flies From Royal Navy Flagship
For the first time since the Joint Force Command (JFC) was established on 1 April 2012, the pennant of its Commander, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach KCB CBE ADC RAF, flew from the mast of the Fleet Flagship HMS Bulwark by permission of Fleet Commander.
Clyde Based Mine Hunter Home After Three Years & 7,000 Miles
■機雷掃海艇HMS Pembroke arrived home to Scotland today (Friday, August 31) after a three year mission to the Gulf. The crew of the high-tech mine countermeasures vessel were given a rousing welcome by over a hundred family members and well-wishers who had gathered at HM Naval Base...
HMS Middleton Returns from Three-Year Gulf Deployment
■機雷掃海艇HMS Middleton returns to Portsmouth on Friday 31 August after spending three years on maritime security operations in the Gulf. The ship was part of a mine countermeasure capability operating out of Bahrain. She conducted maritime security operations to reassure regional nations of the UK’s commitment to...
Royal Marines band help bring curtain down on stunning sell-out Edinburgh tattoo
More than 210,000 people – and a global TV audience estimated at 100 million – saw the Royal Navy’s No.1 musician (among other performers) at the sell-out Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The Band of HM Royal Marines led the Senior Service’s input at the 24-night show which this year celebrated the...