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  • Lockheed Martin F-35B exceeds STOVL thrust requirement
    FORT WORTH, Texas, 25 April 2009 The F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant demonstrated during testing that it produces excess vertical thrust – more than required to carry out its...
  • Illustrious salutes Royal Navy centenary
    FAMOUS: HMS Illustrious. HMS Illustrious is to visit London to mark the Centenary Year of Naval Aviation next week. On May 7 1909 the Admiralty first set aside £35,000 for the development of an airship - the process that lead to the formation of the Fleet Air Arm.
  • Lieutenant-General Sir Martin Garrod
    Lieutenant-General Sir Martin Garrod, who has died aged 73, rose to command the Royal Marines, and by force of personality helped bring peace to Bosnia and Hercegovina after the three-way civil war and campaigns of ethnic cleansing there in the...
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  • Beat Retreat
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.