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  • 1 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship, HMS Bulwark, will arrive in North Shields for a week-long visit, during which her ship’s company will cement the already strong relationship with affiliated County Durham. HMS Bulwark is playing a lead role in the forthcoming Battle of Atlantic 70th anniversary commemorations, which take place in Liverpool from May 24-28 […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark and the Royal Marines are warming up for a major Anglo-French exercise in the Bristol Channel and Irish Sea by learning and re-learning the basics of putting troops and their equipment ashore. The two-week exercise South West Sword runs through all the complex elements of a landing. Making use of […]

  • 19 July 2012
    Training & Education

    On a typical summer’s day – wet, windy – seamen specialists of the nation’s flagship pull in the hawser on the forecastle as HMS Bulwark sails on her Olympic mission. The amphibious assault ship departed Devonport and is spending the next few days ‘fine tuning’ before she arrives in Weymouth Bay – a giant piece […]

  • 2 February 2012
    Training & Education

    The citizens of Germany’s greatest port will see what Britain’s flagship can do when HMS Bulwark pays a four-day visit to Hamburg. The assault ship is heading up the Elbe on the first stage of her winter deployment which will eventually take her to northern Norway for Arctic training alongside NATO allies. After carrier HMS […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    With less than a week to go before they arrive back in the UK, HMS Bulwark’s embarked Royal Marines put on a showstopper by storming a beach in Gibraltar. Exercise Sea Snake saw commandos from Charlie Company 40 Commando and 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines (ASRM) land on East Beach in Gibraltar for a routine […]

  • 16 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Britain’s flagship paid a surprise visit to the German port of Kiel when ice stopped her sailing into Hamburg. The threat of being stuck on the Elbe thanks to the cold snap dominating Europe led to HMS Bulwark visiting the home of the German Fleet instead as she begins her winter deployment. Ice on the […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Merlin helicopters from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose have began scouring hundreds of square miles of the Central Mediterranean as the Royal Navy’s humanitarian mission moves up a gear. 814 Naval Air Squadron’s Merlin’s are scanning large swathes of the Mediterranean Sea on the lookout for people in peril. Having completed a 1,000-mile journey across […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark welcomed His Highness Mohammed Bin Salim Al Said, Head of Protocol Department for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the official reception and capability demonstration held during her recent visit to Muscat, Oman. The event was to demonstrate the capabilities of HMS Bulwark, part of the Response Force Task Group, […]

  • 10 August 2011
    Training & Education

    THE waters of the English Channel fall away from a Viking as a Royal Marine drives the armoured vehicle into the loading bay of HMS Bulwark. Although the Viking has been in service with the commandos for nearly a decade, this is actually a first: the amphibious assault ship is seeing whether it’s possible to […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The nation’s flagship HMS Bulwark yesterday began five weeks of intensive training which will test every nut and bolt of the 18,000-tonne assault ship – and the 350 men and women aboard her. A team of 100 expert Royal Navy inspectors and assessors are joining the ship in Devonport to make sure Bulwark is ready […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The Fleet Flagship, HMS Bulwark, has been presented with the 2012 Royal Navy Capability Award and the Capital Ship Efficiency award. The trophies were presented to the Commanding Officer, Captain Andrew Burns Royal Navy, by Rear Admiral Surface Ships, Rear Admiral Potts, at the Surface Ship Command Symposium on the 10 January 2013. When asked […]

  • 28 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Bulwark’s Baltic mini-deployment has taken her to the Polish port of Gdynia. Her sailors paid their respects to the defenders of the Westerplatte, a peninsula in the nearby city of Gdańsk where the first shots of World War 2 were fired. Standing on one of the most hallowed sites on Polish soil, sailors from […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Fleet Amphibious flagship HMS Bulwark has sailed into 2016 with a new captain and several trophy additions. Captain James Parkin succeeded Captain Nick Cooke-Priest who departed the ship for a post in the Ministry of Defence in London. Parkin joined the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer in 1997, and has served in HM Ships Berkeley, Manchester […]

  • 27 September 2013

    Fleet Flagship HMS Bulwark has restocked her food supplies during a marathon 14-hour replenishment with Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Austin in the middle of the Red Sea. A highly complex manoeuvre, a replenishment at sea (RAS) takes a lot of seamanship skill on all sides – from the navigation on the bridge to ensure the […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Marines have been flexing their collective muscle on exercise in Cornwall.   Raiding Craft at picture-postcard Cawsand Beach – just some of the roughly 700 Royal Marines involved in Exercise South-West Sword, a week-long workout for the green berets and the nation’s flagship, HMS Bulwark, in Plymouth Sound. The exercise comes as the […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Royal Marines played out scenes reminiscent of Captain Phillips as they practised taking down pirates in the Indian Ocean. Plymouth-based HMS Bulwark and Portsmouth-based HM Ships Chiddingfold and Penzance, as well as Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay, have been training with the US Navy’s minehunters USS Dexterous and USS Devastator. It was all […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors, Soldiers, Airman and Royal Marines from the UK, Australia and New Zealand held a moving and poignant service to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice made by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. The ceremony was held aboard the Devonport based warship HMS Bulwark whilst […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Bulwark sailed from Lisbon with Portuguese Marines embarked for a short training exercise in order to share knowledge, experience and skills of amphibious operations. The 38 Portuguese Marines received a demonstration on the equipment used by HMS Bulwark’s Assault Squadron Royal Marines (ASRM), including the Rapid Beach Profiling System (RBPS) used by the Amphibious […]

  • 15 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s amphibious warship HMS Bulwark set sail on September 12 to lead a major exercise to the Adriatic and Arabian Seas. Plymouth-based HMS Bulwark has spent the last four weeks preparing for this autumn’s annual Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime) (JEF) deployment with a combination of training off the SW Coast and essential maintenance alongside in Devonport […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Commander of Naval Striking and Support Forces at NATO (STRIKFORNATO), Vice Admiral Frank Pandolfe USN, has paid a visit to the Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship HMS Bulwark. VAdm Pandolfe took the opportunity to visit the ship while she was alongside in Lisbon as part of a multi-national exercised called Cougar 13. The aim of […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On a visit to HMS Bulwark, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon praised efforts being made by the Royal Navy in the Search and Rescue operations in the Mediterranean. Mr Fallon’s visit came as HMS Bulwark was called to assist with its largest rescue operation since deploying last month, which has so far today seen over […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark entered HMNB Portsmouth yesterday, May 25, as part of preparations for commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland in and around Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. The Devonport-based amphibious assault ship is in port to embark the massed band of the Royal Marines, and the Royal Navy’s ceremonial […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The amphibious warship HMS Bulwark returned to her home base of Plymouth last week after two months with the largest Royal Naval deployment of the year in the Mediterranean. The command and control ship led the UK’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG) on Exercise Cougar 12, consisting of the helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious, Plymouth-based HMS Montrose […]

  • 29 August 2012
    Training & Education

    After her involvement in the London 2012 Olympics, the crew of HMS Bulwark is preparing to serve as the hub for the security effort surrounding the Paralympic sailing events. The assault ship will serve as the command and control centre for maritime security operations around Portland for the duration of the Paralympic Games, which begin […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Authorities

    HMS Bulwark, the Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship, celebrated her tenth birthday at Plymouth.   The crew of the Plymouth-based amphibious landing ship was joined by over 300 family members whilst alongside in HM Naval Base Devonport to celebrate this significant milestone in the life of the Fleet Flagship. HMS Bulwark was launched in November 2001 […]

  • 17 June 2011
    Training & Education

    On a fine late spring evening a Royal Marines Commando casts a wreath into the English Channel as his shipmates stand rigidly to attention on HMS Bulwark in memory of past sacrifices. Twenty-nine years to the day earlier, forebears from Bulwark’s predecessor HMS Fearless were killed in the later stages of the Falklands conflict. Six […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Bulwark arrived in Liverpool yesterday to join a host of other Royal Navy and foreign warships to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. Over 30 military and civilian ships and a variety of aircraft, including the Royal Navy Historic Flight’s Swordfish, will take part in events to commemorate the sacrifice […]

  • 10 October 2011
    Training & Education

      French marines get a soaking as a Zodiac raider from HMS Bulwark approaches the Scottish coast in the opening stages of the largest military exercise staged in the UK this autumn. Right now, Joint Warrior – a test of land, sea and air forces from ten nations including Britain – is reaching the half-way […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy Sailors and Marines practised taking down pirates in the Indian Ocean. Plymouth-based HMS Bulwark and Portsmouth-based HM Ships Chiddingfold and Penzance, as well as Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay, have been training with the US Navy’s minehunters USS Dexterous and USS Devastator. It was all part of the ongoing International Mine Counter Measures Exercise […]