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  • 20 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Today marks the start of the 100-day countdown to this year’s UK Armed Forces Day. The day is a chance for the nation to show its support for the men and women of the armed forces for their contribution to UK.   This year’s national event is being held in Stirling on Saturday 28 June. […]

  • 28 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy has taken a series of stunning images in support of Armed Forces Day – which is to be celebrated with events across the country on June 29. While deployed on operations spanning the globe, Royal Navy sailors have put together a portfolio of imagery to commemorate AFD which is of great importance […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities

    The Royal UK Navy led a military parade through Portsmouth 24 June to mark Armed Forces Day.   Forty-eight sailors from HMS Collingwood at Fareham, plus veterans and cadets – led by the Royal Marines Band, Portsmouth – marched from St John’s Cathedral in Edinburgh Road to Guildhall Square. Hundreds of spectators lined the route […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Ambassador to Greece David D. Pearce attended a reception on board the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) May 15, 2015, in honor of Armed Forces Day. Several distinguished Greek guests also attended the reception, including Governor of South Aegean Region Georgios Chatzimarkos, Mayor of Rhodes Fotis Chatzidiakos and Member of Parliament […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities

    Sailors stationed aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and throughout the Northwest region participated in Bremerton’s 67th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade May 16. Capt. Kavon Hakimzadeh, Stennis’ executive officer, and Stennis’ Sailor of the Year Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Isiah M. Burns, rode alongside past and present service members in honor of the […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy and Royal Marines helped promote Armed Forces Day at various events across the UK over the weekend. Cities and towns across the country pulled out all the stops to show strength of support for the three Services for the national day of celebration on Saturday June 29. The Royal Navy’s First Sea […]

  • 4 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Thousands of people gathered on historic Plymouth Hoe to pay tribute and show their support for the military at the national Armed Forces Day event. Prime Minister David Cameron, the Earl of Wessex and the First Sea Lord were among the dignitaries who witnessed fly and sail pasts, plus a parade by 1,200 personnel from […]

  • 10 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Approximately 30 members of HMS Duncan’s Ship’s Company participated at the Armed Forces Day event in Dundee on Sat 30 Jun. Personnel travelled across to the East Coast from Glasgow where the Ship is presently being built and took part in the military parade which included contingents from the Army and RAF as well as […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Training & Education

    More than 150 Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) participated in the 66th annual Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Bremerton, May 17.   The parade, presented by the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce, gave Sailors a chance to show their appreciation for the long-running partnership between Stennis and […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On 27 June, Royal Navy personnel deployed to UK Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO) joined in the celebrations for Armed Forces Day 2012 by hosting a charity cake sale and tea party at the British Embassy in Dubai and were joined by some very distinguished visitors. The event took place at the Embassy’s on site community […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the sailor of the year led Stennis Sailors in the 65th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, May 18. Capt. Ron Reis, Personnel Specialist First Class Marionogerad Zamora and more than 300 fellow Stennis Sailors participated in the parade […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Authorities

    This was once one of Germany’s most famous military decorations – now a prized trophy aboard Portsmouth minehunter HMS Hurworth, 70 years after the ship’s predecessor shot down its holder’s bomber.   In 1943, the previous Hurworth – a destroyer – shot down a Luftwaffe Junkers 88 dive-bomber over Sicily during the month-long battle to […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel (MCMV) HMS Brocklesby will visit Torbay on Friday (June 21) for the start of a three-day regional engagement programme, and in particular, to support the town’s Armed Forces Day events. The Royal Navy warship will anchor off the town from 5pm on Friday night before setting sail again late […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities

    The Royal UK Navy’s HMS Enterprise will sail into Cardiff on Friday (June 27) for two days to support the capital’s Armed Forces Day events and the launch of Wales at War.   Arriving early, the Echo Class Survey ship will berth at Britannia Quay. She has a busy schedule whilst in Cardiff and this […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland sails into North Shields on Wednesday 24 June for a six-day visit. She will be berthing at Northumbrian Quay North Shields at approximately 10am and will remain alongside until Monday 29 June. During her stay the ship and her crew will play host to a wide range of […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 40,000 active-duty service members, retirees and civilians from the Pacific Northwest gathered in Bremerton, Wash. to watch the 65th annual Armed Forces Day Parade May 18. The parade was presented by the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce as part of the city’s Armed Forces Festival to pay tribute to all veterans past and present. […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland sailed into North Shields on Wednesday 24 June for a busy six-day visit. The vessel is berthed at Northumbrian Quay North Shields and will remain alongside until Monday 29 June. During her stay the ship and her crew will play host to a wide range of visitors and take part […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Plymouth-based frigate HMS Portland gave youngsters from a Cornish school a special treat when they were given a taste of life on a warship. The six and seven-year-olds were given the chance of a lifetime to learn about the life of sailors on board an operational warship and learn about life in the […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities

    It has been six years, but now HMS Montrose is coming home to her adopted town for the first visit since 2008.   HMS Montrose, which celebrated her 20th anniversary in service with the Royal UK Navy on June 2, will sail into the harbour early on Tuesday (July 1) for a six-day visit going […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Training & Education

    It’s been another weekend in the public spotlight for HMS Argyll – this time in Belgium. The frigate was Britain’s representative at Navy Days in Zeebrugge which were blessed by thousands of visitors… and the same dreadful weather as here in the UK. Fresh from leading an Armed Forces Day sail past in Plymouth Sound, […]

  • 28 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy will join the nation in commemorating Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day Sept. 21, as announced in NAVADMIN 262/12. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of observance for all Americans to offer remembrance, honor, and respect to service members who were prisoners of war and those who remain missing as […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Richmond has just sailed from London after a highly successful visit to celebrate Armed Forces’ Day and her many links with the capital. HMS Richmond is proud to be affiliated with the Royal Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames, the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers, Goodwin Sea Cadets unit, the London Nautical School, the Royal Star and Garter […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Plymouth-based warship HMS Monmouth is on her way home after handing over her Gulf Patrol duties to HMS Dragon in typical naval fashion. The two Welsh-affiliated warships, Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth and Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragon, met up in the warm waters of the Gulf of Aden to conduct a formal handover of […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Training & Education

    June is always an eventful month for HMS Severn with the visit to City of Newport. This year the annual visit coincided with Mayoral Civic Sunday, Veterans Day, the Jubilee Celebration Service, Armed Forces Day and the launch of the Newport Armed Forces Covenant and so it was a particularly busy weekend. As is tradition, […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Training & Education

    EU Naval Force warship, ROS Regele Ferdinand,entered the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, following a busy three weeks at sea.  The purpose of the Romanian frigate’s port visit was threefold: to conduct routine maintenance on the ship’s equipment, to provide training to Tanzanian sailors and to enhance strong diplomatic ties in the region.  […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Authorities

    South African Navy frigate SAS Amatole visited Plymouth, UK, to mark the sinking of the South African troop ship Mendi 100 years ago off the Isle of Wight which coincides with the nation’s Armed Forces Day. Apart from the commemoration, SAS Amatola will spend a few weeks training with the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation. The captain of […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Training & Education

      USS George Washington (CVN 73) welcomed more than 2,600 visitors during an open house event while in port Busan, Republic of Korea Oct. 1. The event was part of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) “Armed Forces Day” celebration, a day dedicated to recognizing and honoring the military forces of the Republic of Korea, similar […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola and two German Navy ships returned to the port of Warnemünde on March 10, thereby concluding the bilateral exercise Good Hope. The 2017 edition of Good Hope started on February 24 and marked the first time the drill took place in the Baltic Sea. This was also the first time […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll is due to leave Plymouth on Monday (18 February) on its latest deployment, conducting operations across the Atlantic. The ship’s departure is scheduled just after 1pm.  HMS Argyll is scheduled to undertake a range of tasks across the Atlantic in support of British interests worldwide. Its tasking will be […]