Questions are raised over Royal Navy’s new general purpose frigate

PRESSURE is building on ministers to reveal how plans to build the navy’s newest breed of frigates are coming along.

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‘Heed report’s advice to build more warships’, says Portsmouth MP

WHITEHALL needs to heed the advice of a key report which said the UK should build more Royal Navy warships, an MP has warned.


Jet skiers fined after obstructing launch of Wightlink Ferry in Portsmouth Harbour

JET skiers have been fined after they obstructed the departure of a Wightlink Ferry in Portsmouth Harbour.

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Veterans gather in Emsworth for the St George's Day parade last year

Progress ‘being made’ to improve help for Hampshire veterans

KEY decisions on the nation’s new armed forces covenant should be debated by Ministry of Defence leaders and not an independent team at the heart of Whitehall.

Runners compete along Royal Sovereign Avenue, HMS Collingwood

Sailors pound naval base tarmac

RUNNERS at a naval training base laced up their trainers to compete for the chance to take part in a regional championship today.

HMS Iron Duke where the sailor serves

Portsmouth sailor appears in court over racial abuse claims

A ROYAL Navy sailor serving on a Portsmouth warship has appeared at a court martial accused of sending racist messages to a colleague.


Warrant officer denies three sexual assaults

A SENIOR Royal Navy non-commissioned officer groped a junior colleague while telling her he could help her career if ‘she helped him out’, a court martial has heard.

Commander Philip Dennis rides the camel as the ship's company form a 'gauntlet of honour'

Naval commander takes his final ride – on a camel

ALMOST three years in charge of HMS Daring have come to end for Commander Philip Dennis – who marked his departure by riding off along a Bahrain beach on the back of a camel.

Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin at Portsmouth Naval Base yesterday Picture: Sarah Standing (170064-873)

New £269m deal could spark jobs boom at Havant defence firm

MORE jobs could be on the horizon for one of the area’s biggest defence firms after a £269m deal was unveiled.

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Army veteran Dave Henson collecting his MBE

Inspirational athlete to address Round Table

ONE of the stars of Team GB’s Paralympic record medal-winning group in Rio will help kick-start a charity’s 90th year celebrations.

Rosemary Wilson whose book, Memories of Cowplain, helped fund the war memorial

A fundraising book packed with wartime memories

A BOOK which helped pay for a war memorial has sold out.

The Polish navy's ORP Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki visited Portsmouth.

First Polish navy ship at British port in three years comes to Portsmouth

THE flag of a Polish warship flew at a British port for the first time in three years.


Minister visits Portsmouth to announce £269m defence deal

A £269M deal will see a local firm kit-out helicopters that will be the eyes and ears of the navy’s new aircraft carriers.

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New date set for TV debate

A DEBATE into the historic Battle of Jutland has been rescheduled to take place next month.


Soldiers finally have hot water after army agrees to fix boiler

DEFENCE chiefs have forked out cash to fix a broken boiler after scores of soldiers were forced to sleep in freezing army barracks for months.

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HMS Severn on her first boarding inspection of 2017

Portsmouth warship boards fishing vessels in the North Sea

EAGLE-EYED sailors from one of the navy’s oldest squadrons have conducted their first operation of 2017 by inspecting fishing vessels in the North Sea.

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Captain Tom Woodfield with his book Polar Mariner: Beyond the Limits in Antarctica

Picture: Will Rooney

Gosport seafarer writes book on his time in Antarctica

A FORMER Royal Navy captain has written a book on the time he spent in Antarctica.


3D radar system for new carriers passes test

A HIGH-TECH radar system that will be used on the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier will allow it to see objects 200km away.

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Carrion crows are part of the corvid family. PICTURE Amy Lewis for HIWWT

JENNY SIMPSON: The difference between crows and ravens

IS IT a rook, raven or crow?

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Royal Navy staff at HMS Collingwood make sure college students are fit to fight in the forces

HMS Collingwood gives students the run around

STUDENTS from the Uniformed Public Services Course at Fareham College spent a day being put through their paces at HMS Collingwood.

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