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Winning the Information Battle in Helmand

A unique unit of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines who have spent the last six months in Helmand with the role of winning the information battle have begun returning home.

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Po Bailey Named Armed Forces Caterer Of The Year 2009

Po Bailey Named Armed Forces Caterer Of The Year 2009

17th Apr 2009

Petty Officer Logs (CS) Andy Bailey, serving on the Devonport based submarine HMS Tireless, has been named this year’s top chef in the Armed Services.


Argyll Returns To Devonport

Argyll Returns To Devonport

17th Apr 2009

HMS Argyll has returned to her home port of Plymouth after 2 months overseas in the Mediterranean in the Royal Navy’s biggest overseas deployment for 10 years.


Royal Marine Commandos help the Sun raise £50, 000 for Help for Heroes Charity.

Royal Marine Commandos help the Sun raise £50, 000 for Help for Heroes Charity.

17th Apr 2009

Royal Marine Commandos help the Sun raise £50, 000 for Help for Heroes Charity.


Commander-In-Chief Visits Taurus Units In The Red Sea

Commander-In-Chief Visits Taurus Units In The Red Sea

17th Apr 2009

Seven weeks after waving them off from Devonport, Commander In Chief Fleet (CINC), Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope KCB OBE has visited TAURUS 09 units


What Lurks Beneath?

What Lurks Beneath?

14th Apr 2009

Deep down in the depths of the Arabian Sea, Plymouth-based submarine HMS Talent lurks silently, evading for the moment, the probing eyes of the Merlin Maritime Patrol Helicopters and warships prowling above.


40 Commando Complete Turkish Exercise

40 Commando Complete Turkish Exercise

9th Apr 2009

The culmination of the first phase of the Royal Navy’s Taurus 09 deployment was to be a huge multinational exercise on and around the coast of Turkey by the name of EGEMEN.


Find out what it takes to become a Royal Marines Officer

Find out what it takes to become a Royal Marines Officer

6th Apr 2009

Few people have what it takes to complete the toughest training course anywhere in the British Armed Forces, and become a Royal Marines Officer, capable of leading men who are among the world’s fighting elite.


What Lurks Beneath?

What Lurks Beneath?

14th Apr 2009

Deep down in the depths of the Arabian Sea, Plymouth-based submarine HMS Talent lurks silently, evading for the moment, the probing eyes of the Merlin Maritime Patrol Helicopters and warships prowling above.


3 Commando Brigade returns home from Afghanistan

3 Commando Brigade returns home from Afghanistan

14th Apr 2009

Service personnel from 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines returned home to the UK on Saturday 12 April 2009 from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan, led by their Commander, Brigadier Gordon Messenger.


Winning the Information Battle in Helmand

Winning the Information Battle in Helmand

8th Apr 2009

A unique unit of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines who have spent the last six months in Helmand with the role of winning the information battle have begun returning home.


  • Po Bailey Named Armed Forces Caterer Of The Year 2009

    Po Bailey Named Armed Forces Caterer Of The Year 2009

    17th Apr 2009

    Petty Officer Logs (CS) Andy Bailey, serving on the Devonport based submarine HMS Tireless, has been named this year’s top chef in the Armed Services.


  • Argyll Returns To Devonport

    Argyll Returns To Devonport

    17th Apr 2009

    HMS Argyll has returned to her home port of Plymouth after 2 months overseas in the Mediterranean in the Royal Navy’s biggest overseas deployment for 10 years.


  • Royal Marine Commandos help the Sun raise £50, 000 for Help for Heroes Charity.

    Royal Marine Commandos help the Sun raise £50, 000 for Help for Heroes Charity.

    17th Apr 2009

    Royal Marine Commandos help the Sun raise £50, 000 for Help for Heroes Charity.


  • Commander-In-Chief Visits Taurus Units In The Red Sea

    Commander-In-Chief Visits Taurus Units In The Red Sea

    17th Apr 2009

    Seven weeks after waving them off from Devonport, Commander In Chief Fleet (CINC), Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope KCB OBE has visited TAURUS 09 units


  • What Lurks Beneath?

    What Lurks Beneath?

    14th Apr 2009

    Deep down in the depths of the Arabian Sea, Plymouth-based submarine HMS Talent lurks silently, evading for the moment, the probing eyes of the Merlin Maritime Patrol Helicopters and warships prowling above.


  • 3 Commando Brigade returns home from Afghanistan

    3 Commando Brigade returns home from Afghanistan

    14th Apr 2009

    Service personnel from 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines returned home to the UK on Saturday 12 April 2009 from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan, led by their Commander, Brigadier Gordon Messenger.


  • 40 Commando Complete Turkish Exercise

    40 Commando Complete Turkish Exercise

    9th Apr 2009

    The culmination of the first phase of the Royal Navy’s Taurus 09 deployment was to be a huge multinational exercise on and around the coast of Turkey by the name of EGEMEN.


  • Multi Million Pound Submarine Engineering Support Contract Awarded

    Multi Million Pound Submarine Engineering Support Contract Awarded

    9th Apr 2009

    The MOD has placed a new contract for in-service support to the entire Royal Navy submarine flotilla worth £155M.


  • Hyperbaric Facility Saving Lives Under Pressure

    Hyperbaric Facility Saving Lives Under Pressure

    9th Apr 2009

    Last year's Maritime Strategic Capability Agreement (MSCA) between MOD and QinetiQ secured access to a range of maritime engineering and scientific expertise and facilities, including the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit in Gosport.


  • The Rise and Rise of the Navy's Olympic Champion

    The Rise and Rise of the Navy's Olympic Champion

    9th Apr 2009

    As a Royal Navy Lieutenant and an Olympic Gold Medallist, life has been rather interesting for Pete Reed since he and his three team mates rowed to victory in Beijing in August 2008. Report by Leigh Morrison.


  • Winning the Information Battle in Helmand

    Winning the Information Battle in Helmand

    8th Apr 2009

    A unique unit of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines who have spent the last six months in Helmand with the role of winning the information battle have begun returning home.


  • HMS Clyde Patrols South Georgia

    HMS Clyde Patrols South Georgia

    8th Apr 2009

    HMS Clyde has returned to the Falklands after completing her third patrol of South Georgia. The ship spent 5 days patrolling the island and renewing links with the government officials and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists who live there.  


  • Lord Mayor Of Portsmouth Visits Defence Diving School

    Lord Mayor Of Portsmouth Visits Defence Diving School

    8th Apr 2009

    The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Richard Jensen recently paid his first official visit to the Defence Diving School (DDS), to be briefed on the training carried out at the DDS.


  • Bulwark's Royal Marines at It Again

    Bulwark's Royal Marines at It Again

    8th Apr 2009

    Those Royal Marines from HMS Bulwark have been at it again – raising money for their injured colleagues and the charity 'Help for Heroes'.


  • Shrivenham - Whoosh Bang…….A Grand Day Out

    Shrivenham - Whoosh Bang…….A Grand Day Out

    8th Apr 2009

    Following a highly successful visit in 2008 to the Explosives Range and Demonstration Area at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham..


  • Missiles Away

    Missiles Away

    7th Apr 2009

    HMS Kent has just successfully completed a routine test of her Sea Wolf point defence missile system.  The test involves firing live missiles at a target being towed by another aircraft.


  • Exercise Cyprus Wader

    Exercise Cyprus Wader

    6th Apr 2009

    Exercise Cyprus Wader forms part of the six month multi-national deployment TAURUS 09 which sailed from the UK in February, bound for the Far East.. 


  • HMS Ocean

    HMS Ocean

    6th Apr 2009

    HMS Ocean and her ship's company operating during the Taurus 09 deployment.


  • Find out what it takes to become a Royal Marines Officer

    Find out what it takes to become a Royal Marines Officer

    6th Apr 2009

    Few people have what it takes to complete the toughest training course anywhere in the British Armed Forces, and become a Royal Marines Officer, capable of leading men who are among the world’s fighting elite.


  • TAURUS Ships Transit Suez Canal

    TAURUS Ships Transit Suez Canal

    6th Apr 2009

    The ships of TAURUS 09 have transited the Suez Canal, marking the start of Phase Two of the deployment. After a brief stop off at Port Said, the entrance to the canal where they waited patiently to be brought forward through this busy shipping lane..



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