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  • 18 September 2015
    Industry news

    Three Royal Navy warships were present at the world’s largest land, sea and air defence and security exhibition this week. Held in London from September 15-18, Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) 2015 saw key note speeches delivered by all four UK Ministry of Defence Service Chiefs of Staff as well as static and dynamic displays. Her Majesty’s […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors, Royal Marines and soldiers aboard the Royal Navy’s Caribbean patrol ship showed islanders in Grand Cayman how they can help if natural disaster strikes. Amphibious support ship RFA Lyme Bay is on ‘hurricane watch’ for the next few months, ready to offer assistance to Britain’s overseas territories in the region if severe storms hit […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Armed Forces are celebrating the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s child in fine style across the world. As is customary with the birth of a British Prince, Royal Salutes will be fired across the capital. In Green Park, members of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a 41 Gun […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel are preparing for their role in the wedding ceremony of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Meghan Markle which is taking place on 19 May 2018. Royal Navy sailors from the Fleet’s Small Ships and Diving Units and 30 Commando IX Group Royal Marines from Plymouth will join the Armed […]

  • 25 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Around 1.700 of Royal Navy personnel are away from home and on duty over Christmas, said the Royal Navy today, December 25. From the Gulf and the fight against Daesh to the frozen Antarctic, 18 warships, Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, Fleet Air Arm squadrons, submarines and Royal Marines units are deployed or on duty as […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Bulwark, the Plymouth based Fleet Flagship, hosted a Capability Demonstration and Official Reception during her recent visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Over 150 guests including Her Majesty’s Consul General to Dubai, Mr Edward Hobart, and a number of guests from the Emirati and British business community attended the reception. Captain Andrew Burns Royal […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The ‘forgotten craft’ of the Royal Navy – and Portsmouth dockyard’s ‘forgotten building’ – will no longer be overlooked from next month as a £6m ‘working museum’ opens. The renovated Boathouse No.4 will serve as a tribute to the crews of vessels dubbed ‘the Spitfires of the sea’ – and train new generations of shipwrights. […]

  • 24 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation has awarded a £19 million (approx $26M) contract for the Mare Harbour, Falklands, to be upgraded to host larger Royal Navy ships. UK-based civil engineering company VolkerStevin will design and construct a facility suitable to cater for the Point-class ships, with roll-on roll-off capability of the Falkland Islands Resupply Ship (FIRS). There are […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s former fleet flagship and helicopter carrier HMS Ocean was decommissioned on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by Her Majesty The Queen at the Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth. Queen Elizabeth, who is the ship’s lady sponsor, inspected the sailors and was later transported on an aircraft lift to the lower decks as part of the […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy has marked the centenary of the sinking of the cruiser HMS Hampshire in Orkney with the loss of 737 men, just days after she had survived the historic Battle of Jutland. The two services included a two-minute silence at 8.45pm, the time of the sinking, signalled by the firing of a Saluting […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Industry news

    The MoD plans to commission three new ocean-going Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Royal Navy in a deal that will sustain jobs in the UK’s warship building industry. The new ships, which will be built by BAE Systems at their shipyards on the Clyde, will play a key role in counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti smuggling […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s contribution to the alliance has been praised as it approaches 45 years of continuous submarine nuclear deterrent patrols. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen wrote to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond this week to thank the UK for its nuclear commitment to the alliance as the Royal Navy completed the 100th patrol by […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Authorities

    As the Royal Navy’s previous Fleet Commander has moved up the ladder to become the First Sea Lord, the Navy has welcomed his successor at a handover ceremony in Portsmouth, UK. Vice Admiral Ben Key CBE is taking up the role from outgoing Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB  who is to be promoted […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s 39 junior submariners have recently completed their Submarine Qualifying Course (SMQ) at HM Naval Base Clyde. There to witness the occasion was Rear Admiral John Weale, Rear Admiral Submarines (RASM), and Gillian and Jamie Molyneux, the wife and son of submariner and George Medal recipient Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux. The Submarine Qualifying Course provides […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities

    Five Royal Navy pilots have finished training and been awarded their “Wings” on active operation – the first time this has happened since the Falklands War. The five helicopter pilots, normally based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, were due to round off their intense training course on Royal Fleet Auxiliary aviation support ship RFA […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s warship HMS Daring, which is on her nine-month global deployment, has arrived in Sattahip-Chuk Semat, Thailand. The warship is the first Royal Navy’s ship to visit Thailand in the past five years. The collaboration between the two countries is present in numerous defence sectors. For example, the largest warship in the Royal […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    HMS Audacious, the fourth of overall seven Astute-class nuclear-powered submarines the Royal Navy will operate, was launched on April 28, at BAE Systems’ Devonshire Dock Hall, in Scotland. The naming ceremony of the 7,400 tonne, 97-metre long submarine took place in December last year, one year after the third Astute submarine, HMS Artful, was officially handed over to […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    UK’s Portsmouth-based minehunter, HMS Cattistock returns to service after a major life-extension upgrade. The re-dedication ceremony marking this occasion took place in Portsmouth Naval Base yesterday, Nov. 2. The upgrade, carried out by BAE Systems in Portsmouth, includes new engines and means that the minehunter can sail faster, stay at sea longer, and will extend the ship’s […]

  • 17 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Talent sailed in the new year completing her Basic Operational Sea Training in short order and achieved a Very Satisfactory assessment from by the staff of Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) – the Royal Navy’s training organisation. A brief period alongside Devonport followed before HMS Talent made her return to operations by crossing the equator […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Industry news

    Work has begun to create a new £6m headquarters to serve as the hub of the Royal Navy’s most important theatre – the Middle East.   Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois MP broke ground with a golden shovel at the site of the new UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) complex in Bahrain. Nowhere else outside […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Astute-class submarine HMS Ambush successfully completed her six-month operational deployment and returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Tuesday, October 6. The hunter-killer submarine left Faslane in May to spend the summer conducting UK operations in addition to taking part in NATO activities and exercises. HMS Ambush took part in NATO’s largest and […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Flight deck teams at Culdrose are training 70 sailors to ensure F-35 jets, and Merlin, Chinook, Apache and Wildcat helicopters are safely marshalled around the Navy’s two new carriers. Fourteen working Harrier jump jets – their engines limited so they don’t take off – give aircraft handlers the experience of the noise, smells and jet […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    MetOcean Telematics has been selected to supply the Royal Navy with its new Maritime Acoustic Scoring and Simulation System (MASS).

  • 28 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy will fit new navigation radars to over 60 surface ships, submarines and shore facilities. UK’s Ministry of Defence awarded the £44 million equipment contract to Hampshire based Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems UK. Under the contract, the company will modernise ship and submarine navigation systems which are critical for safe navigation at sea. Over […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Great Britain is looking to sell its 2014-decommissioned light aircraft carrier for scrap. The Ministry of Defence has issued a notice of the potential sale of the HMS Illustrious “for recycling only”. Illustrious was commissioned into the Royal Navy in December 1977 and has clocked in 32 years of service for the Navy. Ministry of […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Tyne recently completed her Operational Sea Training (OST) and is ready for continued operations in and around UK waters. The Portsmouth-based ship spent a few weeks under the direction of Flag Officer Sea Training North (FOST(N)), leaving her usual operating areas of the 200nm Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around England, Wales […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The new-look, souped-up HMS Diamond makes her way to sea for the first time since the summer of 2014. Some 15 months of work by BAE Systems have gone into the third of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers in Portsmouth Naval Base to get the ship ready for her third operational deployment. Since returning from […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose waved goodbye to its Search and Rescue Sea King helicopters for the last time on April 11. During the late morning, the final three aircraft flew from the Helston base to HMS Sultan. The red and grey aircraft have flown from RNAS Culdrose since 1988. After 42 years of rescue […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Nearly a tonne of heroin has been seized in a series of busts in the Indian Ocean – made possible by the use of the Royal Navy’s cutting edge technology. Six boats carrying narcotics were boarded off the east coast of Africa and their cargoes seized by an international task force which included British frigate […]