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HMS Manchester Visits the Snow and Ice of South Georgia and Provides Support to Royalty

HMS Manchester, in company with RFA Black Rover, has recently visited the Antarctic Island of South Georgia.  The patrol of this remote island included a visit to the British Antarctic Survey..

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Beat Retreat

Beat Retreat

30th Apr 2009

The Massed Bands of the Royal Marines will perform their world-renowned Beating Retreat ceremony on London's Horse Guards Parade in celebration of the birthday of their Captain General, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 9th, 10th and 11th June at 6.


T45 Air Weapons Handling System installation in Collingwood

T45 Air Weapons Handling System installation in Collingwood

30th Apr 2009

The Training Project Team at HMS Collingwood in Fareham has successfully managed the installation of the T45 Air Weapon Handling System (AWHS) into Marlborough Building.


Joint Strike Fighter Arrives in UK

Joint Strike Fighter Arrives in UK

30th Apr 2009

After a three-week ocean voyage, the first structural test airframe for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, has arrived in the United Kingdom. 


Fly the flag for our Armed Forces

Fly the flag for our Armed Forces

29th Apr 2009

The MOD is encouraging councils, businesses and homes across the country to show their support for Britain's Armed Forces by flying a special flag designed for Armed Forces Day


Indefatigable Veterans Visit HMS Victory In Fleet Air Arm’s Centenary Year

Indefatigable Veterans Visit HMS Victory In Fleet Air Arm’s Centenary Year

29th Apr 2009

In the centenary year of the Fleet Air Arm, veterans from HMS Indefatigable’s Association met recently on Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, in Portsmouth Naval Base.


Future Lynx helicopter becomes Lynx Wildcat

Future Lynx helicopter becomes Lynx Wildcat

24th Apr 2009

At a ceremony at AgustaWestland in Yeovil, it was today announced that the Future Lynx aircraft is now to be known formally as the AW159 Lynx Wildcat.


45 Commando return from Helmand remembering their fallen

45 Commando return from Helmand remembering their fallen

27th Apr 2009

The last of the 800 marines of 45 Commando who have been in Afghanistan for the last six months on a challenging and costly deployment returned to Scotland on Friday 24 April 2009.


North Devon Commandos 'Thank Their City And Their Loved Ones'

North Devon Commandos 'Thank Their City And Their Loved Ones'

27th Apr 2009

Around 600 personnel from the North Devon based Commando Logistic Regiment (CLR) and its various attachments parade through Barnstable on Friday 24th April.


New contract provides support to Harriers

New contract provides support to Harriers

23rd Apr 2009

A new contract worth £574m has been awarded to supply the repair and maintenance work for RAF and Royal Navy Harriers during the remainder of their service lives.


RFA Wave Knight disrupts pirate attacks

RFA Wave Knight disrupts pirate attacks

21st Apr 2009

Royal Navy personnel on board Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Wave Knight thwarted two pirate attacks on merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden this weekend resulting in the release of 13 hostages.


  • Beat Retreat

    Beat Retreat

    30th Apr 2009

    The Massed Bands of the Royal Marines will perform their world-renowned Beating Retreat ceremony on London's Horse Guards Parade in celebration of the birthday of their Captain General, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 9th, 10th and 11th June at 6.


  • T45 Air Weapons Handling System installation in Collingwood

    T45 Air Weapons Handling System installation in Collingwood

    30th Apr 2009

    The Training Project Team at HMS Collingwood in Fareham has successfully managed the installation of the T45 Air Weapon Handling System (AWHS) into Marlborough Building.


  • Joint Strike Fighter Arrives in UK

    Joint Strike Fighter Arrives in UK

    30th Apr 2009

    After a three-week ocean voyage, the first structural test airframe for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, has arrived in the United Kingdom. 


  • Fly the flag for our Armed Forces

    Fly the flag for our Armed Forces

    29th Apr 2009

    The MOD is encouraging councils, businesses and homes across the country to show their support for Britain's Armed Forces by flying a special flag designed for Armed Forces Day


  • Indefatigable Veterans Visit HMS Victory In Fleet Air Arm’s Centenary Year

    Indefatigable Veterans Visit HMS Victory In Fleet Air Arm’s Centenary Year

    29th Apr 2009

    In the centenary year of the Fleet Air Arm, veterans from HMS Indefatigable’s Association met recently on Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, in Portsmouth Naval Base.


  • "Safeguarding The Nation" – Launch of New Book -

    "Safeguarding The Nation" – Launch of New Book -

    29th Apr 2009

    A new book about the modern Royal Navy will be launched this week at a special event on board the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious


  • 60th Anniversary of Yangtze River Incident Marked at HMS Collingwood

    60th Anniversary of Yangtze River Incident Marked at HMS Collingwood

    27th Apr 2009

    To mark the 60th anniversary of the Yangtze River incident on Thursday 23 April 2009, representatives of ships involved visited the Maritime Warfare School (MWS), at HMS Collingwood, Fareham. 


  • 45 Commando return from Helmand remembering their fallen

    45 Commando return from Helmand remembering their fallen

    27th Apr 2009

    The last of the 800 marines of 45 Commando who have been in Afghanistan for the last six months on a challenging and costly deployment returned to Scotland on Friday 24 April 2009.


  • North Devon Commandos 'Thank Their City And Their Loved Ones'

    North Devon Commandos 'Thank Their City And Their Loved Ones'

    27th Apr 2009

    Around 600 personnel from the North Devon based Commando Logistic Regiment (CLR) and its various attachments parade through Barnstable on Friday 24th April.


  • Future Lynx helicopter becomes Lynx Wildcat

    Future Lynx helicopter becomes Lynx Wildcat

    24th Apr 2009

    At a ceremony at AgustaWestland in Yeovil, it was today announced that the Future Lynx aircraft is now to be known formally as the AW159 Lynx Wildcat.


  • New contract provides support to Harriers

    New contract provides support to Harriers

    23rd Apr 2009

    A new contract worth £574m has been awarded to supply the repair and maintenance work for RAF and Royal Navy Harriers during the remainder of their service lives.


  • Royal Navy led hospital team return to the UK

    Royal Navy led hospital team return to the UK

    22nd Apr 2009

    After the largest deployment of its kind since the Falklands War, men and women of the Royal Naval Medical Services with medical colleagues from the Army and RAF returned to RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire.


  • Pack of hounds to be unleashed

    Pack of hounds to be unleashed

    22nd Apr 2009

    A fleet of nearly 200 new armoured vehicles has been ordered by the Ministry of Defence to support frontline troops on operations, it was announced today.  


  • Royal Navy Past and Present

    Royal Navy Past and Present

    21st Apr 2009

    The past and the present Royal Navy will be brought to life over the weekend of 18-19 July to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Laying of HMS Victory's keel.


  • RFA Wave Knight disrupts pirate attacks

    RFA Wave Knight disrupts pirate attacks

    21st Apr 2009

    Royal Navy personnel on board Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Wave Knight thwarted two pirate attacks on merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden this weekend resulting in the release of 13 hostages.


  • His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent paye avisit to RFA Cardigan Bay

    His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent paye avisit to RFA Cardigan Bay

    21st Apr 2009

    RFA Cardigan Bay had the pleasure of welcoming onboard His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO on 17 April 2009 whilst alongside in Bahrain.


  • Marines and Navy train in Saudi desert

    Marines and Navy train in Saudi desert

    21st Apr 2009

    In the first training exercise by UK Land Forces on Saudi Arabian soil since the first Gulf War, Royal Marines have deployed onto the country's scorching deserts as part of the Royal Navy's TAURUS 09 deployment


  • Royal Navy’s Newest Warship

    Royal Navy’s Newest Warship

    20th Apr 2009

    The Royal Navy’s newest warship throws open its hatches to the public for the first time this summer.


  • New radio service connects families with troops overseas

    New radio service connects families with troops overseas

    20th Apr 2009

    The British Forces Broadcasting Service's radio programmes, already well known and loved by British troops overseas, will, from Monday morning, be available permanently on DAB Digital Radio across Great Britain.


  • Faslane Medic Provides Life-Saving Training to Afghans

    Faslane Medic Provides Life-Saving Training to Afghans

    20th Apr 2009

    Natalie Chinniah, 26, of Buxton, Derbyshire, has used her medical training out in Afghanistan serving as a medical assistant to the Joint Forces Medical Group.



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