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City-based warship is off to the Gulf in anti-terror mission

A Portsmouth-based warship is to deploy to the Gulf as the UK’s latest contribution to the campaign against Daesh.

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When Empire Day was something to celebrate

There was a time when the British Empire was celebrated every year with events going on all over the globe.

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Army reservists training on Southsea Common

‘Being a reservist is a huge honour for me’

Sweat pours off the nose of Luke Barker as he sprints to the finish line, completing his last gruelling exercise of the night.

Defence

Centenary of coastal forces boats marked with sail-past

ONE hundred years of Coastal Forces boats – known as the Spitfires of the Seas – were celebrated with a sail-past.

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‘Spitfires of the Sea’ in spectacular sail-past

‘Spitfires of the Sea’ in spectacular sail-past

They are known as the Spitfires of the Sea and the special history of Coastal Forces boats was celebrated today with a sail-past.

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Omran Daqneesh

TAMARA TALKS: Beyond the froth of festivals and fiery summer heat, the refugee agony goes on

Last September the world was rocked by images of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was washed up on a beach in Turkey.

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Holidaymakers concerned by overseas terror threat

TERROR attack fears are causing sun-seekers in the south to change their summer holiday plans, a new study has shown.

Defence

HMS Brocklesby given a new engine after major upgrade project

WORK to upgrade the aging engines of a Royal Navy minehunter has been completed.

Defence
Armed forces minister Mike Penning in Rosyth to see the Portsmouth-bound Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers Picture: CPO Kenny Dunlop RN

Royal Navy’s new super carriers will make Britain a ‘safer place’

BRITAIN’S latest state-of-the-art aircraft carriers will be the ‘spearhead’ in defending the nation for the next 50 years, says the UK’s new armed forces minister.

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HMS Chiddingfold in the Gulf

Portsmouth’s HMS Chiddingfold welcomes her new crew

THIS is the moment HMS Chiddingfold’s new crew posed in front of the ship they will call home for the next six months.

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Military yachts sail back from 13-month global adventure

THEY have sailed the seven seas, visited 15 different countries and even survived major storms.

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Jean Louth by the nameof her father Harry Short on the Second World War memorial in Guildhall Square

Portsmouth civilians killed in the Blitz now honoured on city memorial

HUNDREDS of ‘unsung heroes’ killed in Portsmouth by Nazi bombers in the Blitz have finally been remembered thanks to one tenacious pensioner.

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Handout photo issued by Historic England of a 3D scan of HMS Falmouth superimposed on a seabed survey of the wreck by Historic England's imaging team as the wrecked British ship which fought in the Battle of Jutland has been brought "back to life" with digital technology to mark the centenary of its sinking. 
Picture: Historic England/PA Wire

3D imaging ‘recreates’ First World War ship

A wrecked British ship which fought in the Battle of Jutland has been brought “back to life” with digital technology to mark the centenary of its sinking.

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First World War boat given new home at dockyard

A SURVIVING vessel from the Battle of Jutland has arrived at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – nearly 100 years to the day that its parent ship HMS Falmouth was sunk in the First World War battle.

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Philip Soper, 96, from Emsworth has been awarded the L�gion d'honneur 

Picture: Malcolm Wells (160817-2321)

Emsworth veteran who became a dad while fighting the Nazis is presented with the Legion d’Honneur

A D-DAY veteran who celebrated becoming a father while battling the Nazis has been presented with France’s highest military honour.

Portsmouth
A migrant camp in Calais

French mayor - I’m ensuring migrants have no access to food

A FRENCH mayor has shut the door on migrants fleeing war-torn countries, as concerns grow over the number of people trying to enter the UK via Portsmouth.

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HMS Forth Picture: Iain Dick/BAE Systems

New Portsmouth warship HMS Forth is revealed

AFTER years of work the curtain has finally been lifted on the first of a fleet of new offshore patrol vessels.

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MoD signs £184m contract to build state-of-the-art missiles for new Royal Navy jets

WORK to arm the Royal Navy’s next generation of supersonic stealth planes is set to begin after the Ministry of Defence awarded a £184m contract for new air-to-air missiles.

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Part of the Chinese navy's last visit to Portsmouth

Chinese navy now ‘keen to sail back into Portsmouth’

CHINESE military bosses are keen to return to Portsmouth to link up once again with the Royal Navy.

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