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  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Two Royal UK Naval Lynx helicopter Flights were recognised on Friday, 12 September 2014, with the award of the prestigious Osprey Trophy and the Sopwith Pup Trophy.   The Osprey trophy was awarded to 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), 214 Flight, for their achievements whilst operationally embarked in HMS Montrose. Over the past year 214 […]

  • 5 June 2014

    The Royal UK Navy’s bomb disposal experts made safe a World War Two bomb in Axminster, Devon on 3 June.   The Southern Dive Unit from Plymouth Royal Naval base in Devonport, were called by police after a home owner discovered the air-dropped German bomb when gardening. The explosive was largely inert and harmless because […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    More than £12m will be spent saving two of the Royal Navy’s last survivors from the greatest naval clashes of the 20th Century. Apart from spending the bulk of the cash – £11.5m – to turn HMS Caroline into a museum in Northern Ireland, £1m will be spent on the first stage of saving Landing […]

  • 8 July 2014

    The Royal UK Navy’s Trafalgar-class nuclear submarine HMS Torbay (S90) entered Portland Port for an official visit, according to social media.   The Devon-based submarine will be staying in the harbour for six days. The vessel was expected to berth at Portland Port at 12:00 BST, where she will be open for visits. HMS Torbay […]

  • 1 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal UK Navy’s new submarine-hunting helicopters will face their greatest test yet when they head into the Atlantic next week in the biggest exercise of its kind for many years.   Taking part in Exercise Deep Blue in the Western Approaches, the nine Merlin helicopters will join HMS Illustrious to practise skills which were […]

  • 28 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

      British Royal Navy has formally decommissioned its Type 42 destroyer HMS Manchester from service last week… (brahmand) [mappress] Source: brahmand, February 28, 2011; 

  • 20 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A Royal UK Navy helicopter went to the rescue of five walkers after they were stranded in Torridon by a river in spate.   Following very heavy rainfall on Monday night 11 August, the group of two men and three children – as well as a dog – found their route out of the hills […]

  • 3 June 2014

    A Royal UK Navy helicopter went to the aid of three people – a father and his two children – stranded on a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) after the craft’s engine failed.   The RIB had been sailing from Northern Ireland’s Rathlin Island to Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay, approximately 20 nautical miles […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Nearly 1,500 Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines, specialist divers are engaged in the world’s largest naval exercise dealing with the threat of mines. The core of the Royal Navy’s presence in the Middle East has joined more than 5,000 military personnel from more than 40 nations spread across six continents for the latest International Mine […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Construction of the Royal UK Navy’s River Class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessels is underway in Glasgow. Find out how the River Class OPVs have evolved into an enhanced design already in service with the Brazilian Navy and Royal Thai Navy with further modifications to meet the requirements of the Royal Navy. Check out the […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed a contract with the Royal Navy to upgrade its fleetwide ECPINS-W Sub license. The upgrade includes two modules from the OSI ECPINS software suite of capabilities: Ship Helicopter Operating Limits (SHOL), and Officer of the Watch State Board (OOW SB). OSI will also be providing engineering modification services to meet […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Leaders of the U.S. and British navies agreed on a shared vision for closer cooperation Dec. 11, the culmination of a yearlong effort that will build on a long-standing maritime partnership over the next 15 years. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and his counterpart in the United Kingdom, First Sea Lord Sir George […]

  • 22 June 2011

      The Royal Navy is investigating the death of a woman officer while at sea on one of its ships… (andoveradvertiser) [mappress] Source: andoveradvertiser, June 22, 2011;

  • 27 November 2013

    Two drug runners whose attempts to deliver at least £9m cannabis across the Caribbean were thwarted by RFA Wave Knight face life behind bars in the USA. Yugool Persaud and Desmond Wilson – both from Guyana – were both found guilty of trafficking offences at a court in Florida following their arrest in September. Two […]

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

    More than 600 Royal UK Marines and 1500 sailors, soldiers and airman have arrived in the waters off the small Adriatic nation of Albanian as the first amphibious workout of the Response Force Task Group’s annual Cougar deployment gets underway.   Albanian Lion, as the exercise is called, will project Royal Marines from 40 Commando […]

  • 10 February 2012
    Training & Education

    A port stop in Saudi Arabia gave personnel on board a Royal Navy warship the rare chance to train alongside the kingdom’s Special Maritime Border Security Unit. Type-23 frigate HMS Somerset is currently on maritime security operations in the Middle East working alongside Saudi Arabian authorities to ensure free and safe passage for ships in […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Seven Polish sailors owe their lives to the dedication and heroism of Navy and RAF rescue crews who battled ferocious conditions to save them from their stricken ship. The Carrier was driven aground near Colwyn Bay in North Wales in storms – but all aboard were saved thanks to a three-hour rescue mission involving HMS […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and fight the spread of Ebola in Africa have been singled out by Royal Navy commanders as the Senior Service recognises the best ships and units of the past 12 months. More than a dozen Fleet Effectiveness Trophies are being awarded to surface ships and Royal Marines […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The UK Navy’s next-generation helicopter is undergoing its latest series of trials by practising landing aboard amphibious support ship RFA Mounts Bay. Experts from 700W Naval Air Squadron – formed specially to bring the new helicopter into service – have been flying on and off the deck off the South Coast. Fleet Air Arm aircrew […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s next-generation helicopter is undergoing five weeks of key trials at sea to prepare it for front-line service in just 15 months time. A special trials version of Wildcat – replacement for the trusty Lynx which has been in service since the 1970s – has joined aviation training/casualty treatment ship RFA Argus to gather […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Two UK Navy’s Naval Service ships have just visited the most remote island in the world where they helped islanders carry out two years work in just a few days. As part of her nine month deployment the Portsmouth based frigate HMS Lancaster visited Tristan Da Cunha and was joined there by Royal Fleet Auxiliary […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Navy’s new helicopter has paid its first visit to HMS Illustrious – dropping in on the veteran carrier during a submarine hunting exercise off Cornwall. Wildcat, which will replace the long-serving Lynx on the front line from next year, touched down on Lusty in the middle of Exercise Deep Blue.   The Navy’s […]

  • 29 August 2014

    The Royal UK Navy flew in to launch the 7th Bournemouth Air Festival yesterday morning (Thursday 28 Aug) with air displays and a Royal Marines abseil.   In front of thousands of onlookers the Royal Marines wowed the crowds with their skills abseiling down a building in this the 350th anniversary year of the Corps. Shortly […]

  • 19 September 2014

    Royal UK Navy sailors have played their part in ‘planting’ a stunning tribute to the fallen of World War 1.   Volunteers from HMS Bristol put in a shift at the Tower of London, creating some of the 888,246 ceramic poppies for the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation, each bloom representing the […]

  • 1 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Around 1,000 sailors and Royal Marines from across the Naval Service took part in the Maritime Combat Power Visit, showing what the Royal Navy does, to more than 300 students from the advance command and staff at the Forces’ college at Shrivenham, plus senior officers, academics, the media, MPs, affiliates and other interested parties. The […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy is holding its first ‘robot wars’, inviting firms at the cutting-edge of science to demonstrate unmanned aircraft, boats and submarines. The head of the Navy – First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas – has challenged academics, scientists, technology firms, plus British and Allied military forces to show off hi-tech systems which […]

  • 12 June 2014

    The Royal UK Navy has been praised for its efforts in tackling floods which hit the town of Romsey in February.   Romsey Town Council held an official reception last week for some of the Portsmouth-based sailors at the town hall as a token of its appreciation. Fifty Navy personnel were deployed to Romsey for […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Industry news

    The undocking of amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s largest ship, at the end of July marked an important milestone in the extensive 15 month deep maintenance period being carried out by Babcock. The upkeep programme is the largest on a Royal Navy warship in Devonport for over 20 years, and is the […]

  • 30 May 2014

    Royal UK Navy photographers that deploy with warships and commando units worldwide have been recognised for their talent, dedication and creativity at the annual Peregrine Trophy awards in London.   Joining up as any other rating into a particular trade such as logistics, engineering or warfare specialists, the sailors work hard to excel at their […]