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  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has agreed Princess Royal Jetty as the new name for the berth at Portsmouth Naval Base which will accommodate the 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth. The jetty, currently known as Middle Slip Jetty, is being strengthened and upgraded to support the carrier which is […]

  • 30 March 2011
    Training & Education

      The Princess Royal visited HMS Albion in her role as the Ship’s Sponsor. The visit marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of the ship, allowed Her Royal Highness to be updated on the busy life of the ship since her last visit, hear about Albion’s forthcoming deployment as well as meet many of […]

  • 9 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HRH The Princess Royal took time out from her busy schedule supporting London 2012 Olympic events nationwide to visit members of the Maritime Security Forces who have been providing the safety net and protective screen around the Olympic sailing venue across 50 square mile of Dorset’s coastline and airspace for the past few weeks. Accompanied […]

  • 29 April 2019
    Authorities

    The Princess Royal officially opened the new home of UK Hydrographic Office in a ceremony on April 26. Construction of the new headquarters for the 850 data analysers, hydrographers, cartographers, environmental experts and scientists took 18 months to complete and was ready for operations in January. The building was formally dedicated by Princess Anne, hosted […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion returned to active service following a July 21 rededication ceremony attended by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The ship returned to her duties after spending six years in extended readiness in her home base of Devonport. Albion started a £90m revamp in 2015 in preparation to return to the […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Cattistock has spent five days in Poole helping locals celebrate the official opening of a £37m bridge across the harbour. Guest of honour was the Princess Royal, but the visit also allowed the Portsmouth minehunter to host locals, schoolchildren, cadets and affiliates from the ship’s namesake Dorset village. As it was road resurfacing work […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal paid a special visit to HMS Sultan on Friday 18 October 2013 as the Guest of Honour at the establishment’s Ceremonial Divisions. In addition to inspecting the Guard of Honour the Princess Royal presented awards and medals to worthy recipients. Escorted by Captain Trevor Gulley Royal Navy, the Commanding […]

  • 17 January 2012

    Sailors from tanker RFA Wave Knight saved all ten people aboard a stricken pleasure craft off Oman in a dramatic night-time rescue. The 70ft Princess Melisa was taking on water and in danger of capsizing in the northern Arabian Sea when the auxiliary came to her aid. All ten souls aboard her were plucked to […]

  • 21 December 2012
    Training & Education

    During the night of 12 December, EU Naval Force flagship ESPS Méndez Núnez conducted  her first World Food Programme (WFP) escort as part of the EU’s counter piracy mission – Operation Atalanta.   ESPS Méndez Núnez escorted MV Canarsie Princess along the Somali coastline to ensure the food aid she was carrying arrived safety in port […]

  • 17 October 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived by helicopter on the new Type 45 destroyer off Plymouth to witness the ship’s preparations for an arduous training package known as BOST – Basic Operational Sea Training. HRH enjoyed a tour of the ship and saw the 190 sailors on board conducting their daily activities. Diamond’s Commanding […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Proud Naval Reservists from HMS King Alfred, Portsmouth’s Royal Navy Reserve Unit represented the Senior Service on 13 June by leading the Colour Party bearing the White Ensign into Winchester’s Shipping Festival. Chief Petty Officer Ken Turley, Petty Officer Ian Lane and Leading Hand Miranda Cracknell-Burt led an impressive, colourful array of Ensigns and Standards […]

  • 5 May 2013
    Training & Education

    During an all hands on deck ceremony, the Commanding Officer of HNLMS De Ruyter, Harold Liebregs complimented Queen Beatrix on her 33 year reign.  He also wished the new King, Willem-Alexander best wishes for the future.  The ceremony was closed by a driewerf hoezee for both Princess Beatrix and King Willem-Alexander. [mappress] NavalToday Staff, May […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Princess Anne named the new jetty which will house the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers in a ceremony on Monday in Portsmouth. The berth was officially named as The Princess Royal Jetty. It will be home to the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. Formerly known as Middle Slip Jetty, the […]

  • 6 December 2011
    Industry news

    A new Offshore Patrol Vessel, designed by BAE Systems, being built by the Royal Thai Navy has been launched at a ceremony at the Mahidol Adulyadej Naval Dockyard. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn launched HTMS Krabi on Friday. The launching comes just 15 months after the vessel’s keel laying ceremony in August 2010. Mick Ord, Managing Director of […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy base Portsmouth is now ready to welcome the second of two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers after works on a new jetty were successfully completed. HM Naval Base Portsmouth will now be able to berth both Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers side-by-side in a £30 million investment to ensure the modernization of the historic base. […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After spending four years in mothballs and another two undergoing a £90m refit, the Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion is deploying early next week to become the flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2. “It is a huge privilege for us to fly the flag of the NATO task group commander in such […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion welcomed her new captain on March 14 at HM Naval Base Devonport. Captain Tim Neild assumed command as the warship is preparing to move from a docks basin to the river in Plymouth. HMS Albion recently welcomed aboard her first sailors and marines in almost six years as […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Senior representatives from the Royal UK Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy have signed a long-standing agreement to share operational training and naval assets.   Vice Admiral David Steel CBE, Second Sea Lord and Vice Admiral Matthieu J M Borsboom, Commander Royal Netherlands Navy signed the memorandum of understanding between the two navies to share […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Eighteen months ago the Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral David Steel began a consultation exercise to determine how the tricorn for senior female officers might be made more distinctive. The caps of male officers of Commander rank and above are clearly marked with gold braid on the peak. This was not the case for the […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Authorities

    Thousands of people from across the UK descended on Southsea in Portsmouth for the 70th anniversary commemorations of D Day.   Veterans were given pride of place at a special Drumhead ceremony near the war memorial with 144 members of all three Services on parade as a ceremonial guard of honour as well as representation […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The crew of the helicopter and commando carrier HMS Illustrious celebrated her 30th birthday in style on May 30 with a ceremonial parade in the presence of the ship’s sponsor Lady Sarah Chatto and former commanding officers including the current First Sea Lord. HMS Illustrious was commissioned in a ceremony at sea in June 1982 […]

  • 5 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy base HMNB Portsmouth will soon be ready to welcome the second of two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers as the work on the base’s second berth is in the final stages. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is working with its contractor Volker Stevin to deliver infrastructure worth £30-million to prepare for the arrival […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities

    After a 32-year career, the last of the Royal UK Navy’s Invincible Class aircraft carriers decommissions in Portsmouth.   Having sailed over 900,000 miles on operations across the globe, including helping with the aftermath of the first Gulf War, HMS Illustrious has been decommissioned at a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base. The ship’s white ensign […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Ceres, Leeds’ first Royal Naval Reserve Unit has been formally commissioned by The Princess Royal at a dedication ceremony February 6. Ceres has existed in various forms as a naval establishment in Yorkshire over the past 70 years and, until last year, was a satellite unit of HMS Calliope on Tyneside. Now it’s a […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The British Armed Forces are to take part in three additional exercises in the Baltic region as part of a series of measures taken to support and reassure NATO allies in Eastern Europe.   The Armed Forces’ participation in these exercises is a public demonstration of the UK’s continuing commitment to the collective security of […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The first Royal Navy frigate to be invited to Tripoli in over 40 years has concluded a successful visit. HMS Kent, a Royal Navy Type 23 frigate, berthed in the busy port of Tarabulus and was one element of Britain’s continued support to Libya. The visit was symbolic of the UK’s commitment to Libya’s transition […]

  • 23 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Naval divers from the South West have been recognised for their work on the London 2012 Olympics security operation. Lieutenant Commander Ross Balfour, officer-in-charge of Plymouth-based Southern Dive Unit 1, was presented with an award for his leadership in ensuring on-water security during the Olympic sailing regatta at Portland, Weymouth. The unit was also […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s former aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious will leave Portsmouth one final time today and sail for the scrapyard after 32 years of service with the Royal Navy. Sailors on board HMS Queen Elizabeth and public at the Round Tower in Old Portsmouth will bid farewell to the aircraft that they affectionately called Lusty. The UK government […]

  • 25 August 2011
    Training & Education

      It might be the height of summer in the UK but half a world away its the depths of the austral winter – as HMS Edinburgh found on a visit to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. The Portsmouth-based destroyer is on a six-month stint in the southern ocean to provide reassurance to the […]