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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 January 2016
    Training & Education

    A “Power” meeting has been held between the Royal and Royal Australian Navies in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But it was a meeting with a difference that brought together Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Power RN and Lieutenant Benjamin Power RAN. Two naval officers from different sides of the world, both fighter controllers, both principal […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The former First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, President of the RNRMC, accepted cheques for the sum of £5291, from HMS Raleigh’s Submarine School, the Defence Maritime Logistics School, HMS Talent and 824 Naval Air Squadron. During the presentation the charity’s Chief Executive Robert Robson told the assembled guests how 2011 had been another […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) and Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) commenced their five days bilateral naval exercise codenamed Exercise HORNBILL 21/2011 commence from 19th December 2011 until 23rd December 2011.  The opening ceremony of the exercise was held in the Royal Brunei Navy Headquarters on Monday 19th December 2011.  The opening ceremony was officiated by First […]

  • 9 August 2011
    Training & Education

      The Royal Navy will be taking centre stage in the international spectacular – the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – from Friday (5th August) to 27th August. A worldwide audience of millions (218,425 watching the live show in Edinburgh and a TV audience judged at over 100 million) for the spectacular event will see the […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy is investing in a new facility for reservists that will be built in Cardiff Bay, the service announced Tuesday. The £11 million investment by the Royal Navy will provide a training establishment for the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR), Royal Marine Reserve (RMR) and the University Royal Naval Unit (URNU). The project will be delivered […]

  • 30 March 2012
    Authorities

    The royal Thai navy assumed command from the royal Danish navy as Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, during a change of command ceremony onboard USS Halsey (DDG 97), Muscat, Oman, March 29. Rear Adm. Tanin Likitawong, royal Thai navy, relieved Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, royal Danish navy, The ceremony concluded the royal Danish navy’s […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Authorities

    The UK Royal Marines are being restructured to better fit the changing Royal Navy fleet, the UK Ministry of Defence announced on Tuesday. According to the UK Ministry of Defence, some 200 Royal Marine roles are being repurposed with around half of them being backroom function roles, like drivers and administrative staff. These positions could be […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities

    Images: Royal Navy Royal Navy’s First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, has called upon the civic and business leaders, schools, and naval veterans to make the debut of HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth next year a historic event for the nation and the city. Given the size of the ship – the largest ever built for the […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines traveled 850 miles to reach the Netherlands from Devonport Naval Base in order to top off their 14-week training cycle. An idyllic nature reserve in the heart of the Netherlands was chosen for the final test of future landing craftsmen and landing craft officers. The wetlands of De Biesbosch encompass 35 square miles […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Training & Education

    A squadron of Royal Marines engineers took to the shores of western Scotland recently for an exercise that tested their ability to provide support to an amphibious unit in the field. On paper, the boat group from Plymouth’s 539 Assault Squadron should be able to deploy two hovercraft, eight ORC raiding craft/gunboats, and eight inflatable […]

  • 2 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Hundreds of Royal Marines Association members paraded at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines on Sunday as part of their annual reunion weekend. The reunion was an opportunity for veterans and their families, who had gathered from all over Britain to mix with their old comrades. It also gave them a chance to meet the newest […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The Commandant of the King Fahd Academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has visited HMS Raleigh where some of his students are undergoing a summer training programme. Rear Admiral Khalid Al Saeed met with the Service and civilian staff responsible for the delivery of the eight-week programme, which began in May. He was also […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Training & Education

    The wings of the Royal Marines are ready for action with their French counterparts after a month’s training aboard the FS Mistral. Two Merlins from 845 NAS are assigned to the assault ship throughout her six-month deployment to the Indian and Pacific Oceans – the first time the green Merlins have gone on operations since […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy released its selection of photos picturing the Navy’s assets serving at home and abroad during 2015. The remote and extreme regions the Royal Canadian Navy operates in have allowed for stunning photos to be taken by the crews of the Navy ships. The RCN fleet, divided between the Atlantic (Halifax, Nova […]

  • 12 April 2012
    Industry news

      On Wednesday 11 April, in Harlingen the third of four Holland Class Oceangoing Patrol Vessels, “Friesland” built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the Royal Netherlands Navy, was transferred to the Defence Materiel Organization of the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands. After delivery the Friesland will directly start an extensive testing and work-up […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy has shared the first design photos of its £18 million (approx. 25m) Royal Marines Museum, some two years ahead of its opening in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Directors promise a much more interactive, hi-tech museum which will immerse tourists in the world of the Royal Marines from the birth more than 350 years ago […]