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  • 25 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The P2000 class ship will move from Aberdeen University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) to Edinburgh for the start of the 2012/13 academic year. Archer will become the training vessel for the newly-created East of Scotland URNU, which replaces Aberdeen URNU after 45 years’ service. The Firth of Forth location will enable HMS Archer to maximise […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Authorities

    The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Glenmallan, Scotland for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 17. Command Master Chief Matt Dickinson, USS Mount Whiteny (LCC 20), said: The Scotland visit is particularly special to the Mount Whitney crew as it marks our return to full mission capable […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Ships from a number of European countries have started gathering in Glasgow, Scotland, ahead of the Royal Navy-hosted exercise Joint Warrior which kicks off on March 30. A total 35 warships, 5 submarines and 59 aircraft and helicopters from 13 countries are scheduled to take part in this year’s edition of the exercise. More than […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Authorities

    The UK and Scottish governments have agreed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which Scottish authorities will have a greater say on the strategic priorities of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in Scotland. The change was a recommendation of the Smith Commission, which looked at the devolution of more powers to Holyrood ministers, and was […]

  • 2 September 2016
    Industry news

    The crucial importance of Royal Navy shipbuilding contracts to the Scottish economy has been laid bare in a report commissioned by GMB Scotland today (Friday 2 September). An economic analysis of Scotland’s defence sector by the Fraser of Allander Institute revealed that: · 5,943 jobs and £162.7 million in wages are supported by BAE’s yards […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Scotland is set to host 35 warships, 5 submarines and 59 aircraft and helicopters from 13 countries for this year’s edition of exercise Joint Warrior which is starting on March 30. More than 10,000 military personnel from the UK’s Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and their allies will carry out two weeks of joint […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines Reservists north of the border have formally opened their new headquarters in Rosyth with a ceremony performed by Britain’s second most senior sailor.  The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland provided the pomp and ceremony as the new home of reservist green berets north of the border was formally opened. Britain’s second […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Glenmallan, Scotland for a scheduled embarkation, Oct. 19. The Blue Ridge-class flagship conducted a brief port visit and embarked U.S. 6th Fleet and Maritime Theater Missile Defense (MTMD) Forum personnel. Deputy Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, Rear Adm. Daryl Caudle, hosted delegates from […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Two U.S. Navy ships, led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (COMDESRON) 26, departed from the U.S. for Scotland, Sept. 17. The ships will take part in the Joint Warrior 12-2 exercise with allied navies. Joint Warrior is a coalition exercise designed and led by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) in the United Kingdom. Sailors […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    An enormous 700-tonne bridge section was fitted to the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth at Rosyth shipyard on March 14. This magnificent endeavor was conducted in the presence of Defence Secretary Mr. Philip Hammond, who paid a visit to the shipyard so as to oversee the bridge section being lifted into place […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Training & Education

    In 1953, the Royal Navy’s helicopter search and rescue service was founded, making 2013 its 60th anniversary of saving lives at sea and on land. And it’s looking for a little bit of help from the people of Scotland, where the red and grey liveried Sea Kings are a familiar sight across the nation. To […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Marines Reserve (RMR) was given a rare honour recently when they formed the Guard at Edinburgh Castle, in full view of the hundreds of visitors at the Esplanade into the castle itself. The Marines, from RMR Scotland, were resplendent in their dark No.1 uniforms, white gloves and white peak caps for the ceremonial […]

  • 2 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy submarine HMS Astute returned home to Scotland yesterday after deploying to America for her most important series of sea trials yet. The hunter-killer nuclear submarine HMS Astute, the first of the Navy’s next-generation submarines, is the most advanced submarine Britain has ever sent to sea. She has spent the last four-and-a-half months off […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Grimsby – which is home-ported HM Naval Base Clyde – will arrive in Inverness on Friday, September 13 for a short affiliation visit after circumnavigating the north coast of Scotland. The ship will arrive alongside at the city’s Longman Quay No.3 berth around 7am and, though regrettably she won’t be […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A major multinational military exercise is set to get underway in October with dozens of ships, aircraft and land units participating across Scotland. Exercise Joint Warrior is a tri-service multinational exercise held during the spring and autumn of each year. Providing high quality tactical training for the three UK Armed Services, as well as visiting […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    A sea mine found off the coast of Gourock on the Clyde in Scotland has been safely detonated by Royal Navy divers. The British-made S Mk6 sea mine dating from around the time of the Second World War was discovered by a civilian diver earlier in the week who reported it to the local authorities. Northern […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Hundreds of people paid tribute to the crew of HMS Edinburgh as they exercised their Freedom of the City, with a parade on the historic Royal Mile in Scotland’s capital city. Waved on by wellwishers, the 260-strong ship’s company made a poignant but celebratory progression through Edinburgh while being led by the Band of Her […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    All eleven Royal Navy submarines will be based at HMNB Clyde in Scotland from 2020, UK defense secretary Michael Fallon has announced. In addition to this, the UK is also investing near £4 million in the building of a single UK hub for Royal Navy’s submarine service at HMNB Clyde. HM Treasury this week approved the Initial […]

  • 2 October 2012
    Training & Education

    From the Moray Firth to the Clyde warships, submarines and aircraft have been getting ready for the start of Europe’s largest military exercise. Exercise Joint Warrior involves 24 ships, two submarines , 40 aircraft and over 4,500 military personnel from ten countries, including the US, France, Canada, Germany and Estonia. The two-week long exercise is […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have detonated a German World War II torpedo found during a routine seabed survey in Scapa Flow on March 1. The torpedo is likely to have been one of those fired at HMS Royal Oak, as the battleship lay at anchor in Scapa Flow in 1939. The attack by the […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Escaping the elements are the men of Her Majesty’s Ship Victorious, charged with the most important task among the Royal Navy’s many missions around the globe: the nation’s continuous at sea deterrence. Some 130 ‘deeps’ from the nuclear submarine’s starboard crew formed up for Ceremonial Divisions – held indoors at the Clyde Offsite Centre, just […]

  • 11 May 2012
    Authorities

    Sailors saluted Prince Charles in the heart of Edinburgh as the three Services paraded through the Scottish capital to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Ship’s companies from Scottish-based submarines, vessels such as HMS Defender that are being built on the Clyde, plus sailors drawn from across the Senior Service including Portsmouth-based HMS Lancaster and Richmond, […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    In the choppy waters off Scotland a Royal Navy warship has successfully carried out a Replenishment at Sea with a German supply ship. As part of the multi national exercise, Joint Warrior, navies from several countries are currently off the coast of Scotland where, under trying conditions, HMS Sutherland has refuelled courtesy of German Supply […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Almirante Juan de Borbón’ (F-102) set sail on Monday from Ferrol towards Faslane (Scotland) to participate in exercise ‘Joint Warrior 152’. After the scheduled port of call in Faslane for coordination purposes, the F-102 will take part in different conventional and asymmetric warfare drills with cyberattacks to test the Command and Control […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Training & Education

    The head of the Royal Navy Admiral Sir George Zambellas visited reservists in Scotland where he presented a medal and gave an address to the assembled sailors. HMS Scotia is based in Rosyth, and is the East of Scotland’s Royal Naval Reserve unit which has around 100 members of the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR). Together […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Warships, troops and aircraft from a host of nations will head to Scotland on 7 October when massive military exercise, Exercise Joint Warrior 142, begins.   The multinational exercise which is held twice a year in the spring and the autumn, will involve 22 naval units and around 52 fixed wing aircraft. Countries taking part […]

  • 27 June 2012
    Industry news

    Royal Navy submarine HMS Vigilant has recently returned to her home in Scotland following a multi-million pound, three-year overhaul. The vessel, one of the UK’s four Vanguard Class nuclear submarines, was officially handed back to the Navy for operational use on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Known as a Long Overhaul Period (Refuel), the work package […]

  • 27 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 46 Detachment 2 pulled into the port of Faslane, Scotland for a port visit, Sept. 26. Gettysburg, Mitscher and fleet replenishment ship USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195) are in the area to take part […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset will sail up the Clyde river in Scotland this weekend for a period of local engagement, the Royal Navy said. The Clyde-built Warship, one of thirteen Type 23 Duke-class frigates in service with the Royal Navy, arrives in Govan’s King George V Dock late on Friday evening and will welcome […]