Four sailors serving in HMS Illustrious have received their GCSE awards, demonstrating the Royal Navy’s continuing commitment to life long learning and education.
Naval fliers to get the Olympic flame going on its epic journey
Aviators of 771 Naval Air Squadron will carry the Olympic flame on its first journey in the British Isles when it arrives in the UK next weekend. Four fliers and their Sea King have the task of flying the symbol of the Games from RNAS Culdrose to Land’s End on Saturday...
Tears and cheers as magnificent Montrose returns
More than 700 people cheered HMS Montrose into Plymouth today as the frigate completed her three-ocean, six-and-a-half-month deployment. The ship left home last October, spending the bulk of her time away in the South Atlantic, before visiting the Pacific and North Atlantic on her way home.
Portland Signs Contract to Finish £20m Revamp by Christmas
Just in case you didn’t recognise the vessel from the sleek lines of her hull and bulbous bow, the ship’s company have obliged with a giant banner.
Navy’s Wheel-Meet Again as Lympstone Hosts Mountain Bike Champs
For the third time in four years the Royal Navy-Royal Marines Cycling Association mountain bike championships returned to Woodbury Common near Lympstone.
Bulwark’s Crew Blag Their way Across Blighty in Flagship’s Mad Challenge
Six sailors and marines from the nation’s flagship were dumped in a remote bay in Scotland and ordered by their captain to rejoin HMS Bulwark 550 miles away. In the latest challenge set by the assault ship’s captain, the team secured free travel, free food, free accommodation and even met Royalty...
Marines go Through Muddy Hell for Armed Forces Day
Royal Marines carried logs through water obstacles and wallowed in mud to fly the flag for next month’s Armed Forces Day. Men from the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone completed the base’s infamous log and mud runs to raise awareness of the June 30 event.
Bikers Drop in on Yeovilton Ahead of 1,000 Mile Challenge
A group of Somerset bikers visited Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton to promote a riding challenge which will raise money for two service charities.
Mountain Bike Success for Saltash Royal Navy Reservist
A Royal Navy Reservist (RNR) from Saltash completed 99 miles in the saddle to become the first winner of the Inter-Service 12 hour solo mountain bike trophy.
Sailors Salute Prince Charles at Edinburgh Jubilee Parade
Sailors saluted Prince Charles in the heart of Edinburgh as the three Services paraded through the Scottish capital to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
China imposes fishing ban in South China Sea (Philippine Star) 5/13/2012
CSG-1 Makes History in Oceania Maritime Security Initiative 5/13/2012
Beijing's island claim crazy, says owner (South China Morning Post) 5/13/2012
Potential China link to cyberattacks on gas pipeline companies (Christian Science Monitor) 5/13/2012
USS Carl Vinson Returns to 3rd Fleet 5/12/2012
Deepwater Robots Developed by Navy to Dive for Dangers (Bloomberg) 5/12/2012
US-Philippine alliance deepens amid China tensions (Seattle Times) 5/12/2012
Keel Laid For Virginia-Class Submarine (Boston Globe) 5/12/2012