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Royal Navy Celebrates Centenary of Naval Aviation

The Royal Navy Centenary of Naval Aviation, got off to a flying start on today the1 May 2009 with a ceremony at the Pioneer Memorial at Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey,

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Cornwall Deploys on Operations with NATO Ships

Cornwall Deploys on Operations with NATO Ships

5th May 2009

The Plymouth based Frigate, HMS Cornwall, sails today to conduct her final weapons trials before joining a NATO force of ships for an 8 month deployment.


Bulwark Getting Used To Life In The Spotlight

Bulwark Getting Used To Life In The Spotlight

5th May 2009

As reported in the Captain’s Diary a Granada TV crew have joined the TAURUS 09 Task Group in order to make a documentary on life at sea


Her Royal Highness  The Princess Royal  Visits HMS Albion

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Visits HMS Albion

1st May 2009

It may have been a rather grey and blustery day in Plymouth but Her Royal Highness; The Princess Royal received a very warm welcome from Commodore Ian Jess, The Naval Base Commander at Devonport, when he greeted her at the start of her visit to HMS Albion.


Royal Navy Celebrates Centenary of Naval Aviation

Royal Navy Celebrates Centenary of Naval Aviation

1st May 2009

The Royal Navy Centenary of Naval Aviation, got off to a flying start on today the1 May 2009 with a ceremony at the Pioneer Memorial at Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey,


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.


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. 


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.


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


Her Royal Highness  The Princess Royal  Visits HMS Albion

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Visits HMS Albion

1st May 2009

It may have been a rather grey and blustery day in Plymouth but Her Royal Highness; The Princess Royal received a very warm welcome from Commodore Ian Jess, The Naval Base Commander at Devonport, when he greeted her at the start of her visit to HMS Albion.


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.


  • Cornwall Deploys on Operations with NATO Ships

    Cornwall Deploys on Operations with NATO Ships

    5th May 2009

    The Plymouth based Frigate, HMS Cornwall, sails today to conduct her final weapons trials before joining a NATO force of ships for an 8 month deployment.


  • Bulwark Getting Used To Life In The Spotlight

    Bulwark Getting Used To Life In The Spotlight

    5th May 2009

    As reported in the Captain’s Diary a Granada TV crew have joined the TAURUS 09 Task Group in order to make a documentary on life at sea


  • Her Royal Highness  The Princess Royal  Visits HMS Albion

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Visits HMS Albion

    1st May 2009

    It may have been a rather grey and blustery day in Plymouth but Her Royal Highness; The Princess Royal received a very warm welcome from Commodore Ian Jess, The Naval Base Commander at Devonport, when he greeted her at the start of her visit to HMS Albion.


  • Royal Navy Celebrates Centenary of Naval Aviation

    Royal Navy Celebrates Centenary of Naval Aviation

    1st May 2009

    The Royal Navy Centenary of Naval Aviation, got off to a flying start on today the1 May 2009 with a ceremony at the Pioneer Memorial at Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey,


  • 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


  • Winner of the Institute of Leadership & Management’s (ILM)

    Winner of the Institute of Leadership & Management’s (ILM)

    29th Apr 2009

    The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Awards for Excellence 2009 recognised the outstanding achievements of Lieutenant Commander John Scivier


  • 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.



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