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  • 22 May 2015

    Patrol boats HMS Trumpeter and Ranger and sailors from HMS Collingwood crossed the English Channel with the little ships of Dunkirk, France, to mark the 75th anniversary of the evacuation. They are taking part in four days of events in the French port in memory of the miracle of deliverance which saw more than a […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Victory Squadron (VS) trainees and staff based at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, supported the inaugural Southampton Maritime Festival that was hosted at the Southampton Docks over the recent Bank Holiday weekend. Warrant Officer 2s Sam Salt and George Boardman took a team of 12 VS Trainees down to Southampton, in their No 1s uniform, to lend […]

  • 19 May 2015

    Royal Navy boats HMS Ranger and HMS Trumpeter will sail to Ramsgate this week, in support of commemorative activities to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dunkirk Evacuations – known as Operation Dynamo – in which 338,000 British and French Troops were saved from German Forces. HMS Trumpeter is arriving on Tuesday, May 19 and […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Experts from the Northern Diving Group helped to raise a Dunkirk ‘little ship’ from a Scottish river bed. The team took part in a two-day operation to lift the Skylark IX, which in 1940 was responsible for bringing home 600 men from the continent. The divers from Faslane volunteered to help enthusiasts raise the 50ft […]

  • 19 October 2018

    A helicopter from the French Army 1st Combat helicopter regiment crashed aboard the amphibious assault ship BPC Dixmude during night-time flight operations on October 17. Four sailors were injured, one of them seriously, as the helicopter crashed during takeoff, the French defense ministry said. The helicopter crew escaped unharmed as the crash injured four persons […]

  • 11 January 2012
    Industry news

      The oldest naval destroyer in the world will be protected against hull corrosion by a Cathelco impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system. The ORP Blyskawica, a Grom-class destroyer which served in the Polish Navy during World War Il is currently moored in Gdynia as a museum ship. As the vessel has a length of […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy officer cadets and sub-lieutenants joined the regular ship’s company of patrol boat HMS Example for a six-week deployment which will take students to Hamburg and back. The P2000 has begun her Easter deployment, giving undergraduates from Northumbria Universities an extended insight into life in the Royal Navy. When students are aboard there are no overnight passages – […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy sailors from the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron recently took part in a charity event to commemorate one of the legendary incidents of the Second World War.   On Wednesday, May 7, patrol boat HMS Tracker helped transport an exact replica of the bagpipes used by Piper Bill Millin during the D-Day landings on […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Major General Ramsay is the son of the late Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, best known for his roles in organising Operation Dynamo, the evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940, and for planning the naval part of the D-Day landings, Operation Neptune, in 1944. On opening the building Major General Ramsay said “It has been an enormous […]

  • 3 February 2012

    A time-honored change of command ceremony was held for the Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) at the submarine piers on board Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wed. Feb. 1. Cmdr. Robert Roncska, commanding officer of Texas was relieved by Cmdr. Andrew Hertel. Guest speaker, former First Lady of the United States and ship’s sponsor, Mrs. […]

  • 30 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (SUBLANT) Vice Adm. John Richardson recognized the 2011 SUBLANT Senior and Junior Sailors of the Year (SOY) during a luncheon held at the Vista Point Center, Naval Station Norfolk Jan. 25. “We are here today to celebrate excellence,” Richardson said. “These Sailors are the Submarine Forces’ equivalent to the Plays of […]