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Proud Gosport submariner shakes hands with PM Theresa May at LGBT event

A SUBMARINER from Gosport has told how he was overwhelmed to shake hands with the prime minister during a celebration of the LGBT+ community.

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Unions call for British steel on all warships

UNION bosses have repeated calls for new Royal Navy warships to be built using British steel.

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Tourists turned away from HMS Warrior

ONE of Portsmouth’s premier attractions has been forced to close today due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

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Kevin Porter, left, and Rear Admiral Jeremy Larken, right, sign copies of Kevins book, below

Mental health charity benefits from new book

A FALKANDS War veteran has donated £200 from sales of his autobiography to a mental health charity which supported him through his darkest times.

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WATCH: The eight previous Royal Navy ships called HMS Glasgow

THE announcement that the first Type 26 frigate will be called HMS Glasgow ensures the continuance of a proud naval name.

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First warship of new Royal Navy frigate fleet named HMS Glasgow

BRITAIN’S first ship of a new fleet of state-of-the-art frigates will be called HMS Glasgow, the defence secretary has revealed.

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WATCH: How HMS Queen Elizabeth measures up to USS George HW Bush

HMS Queen Elizabeth is set to become the biggest Royal Navy ship ever seen in Portsmouth - but even she cannot match the enormity of the American 'supercarrier' due here next week.

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The carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

Minor repair is made to supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

BRITAIN’S biggest-ever warship has had repair work carried out to fix a minor problem with her propeller.

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Dunkirk star Harry Styles had a ‘sing-song’ on Gosport boat while filming war epic

THE skipper of a Gosport-based boat which has a starring role in a new Hollywood blockbuster has told how one of the film’s stars, Harry Styles, was a ‘tough’ and ‘lovely young man’.

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American aircraft carrier set to visit Portsmouth

A FORCE of about 5,000 US sailors will be heading to Portsmouth next week on board one of the world’s most powerful aircraft carriers.

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What the HMS Vernon statue at Gunwharf Quays would look like

Prince Harry to meet campaigners fundraising for HMS Vernon statue at Gunwharf

PRINCE Harry will today meet charity campaigners raising money to install a monument in Portsmouth recognising Royal Navy diving and mine disposal teams.

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Brian Mitchell explains to the children what life was like for him during wartime

Experiences of war shared with fascinated children

YOUNGSTERS were given a taste of life during wartime when they were visited by people who lived through the Second World War.

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The new Queen Elizabeth Carrier - but what emoji would you give it? Picture: Crown Copyright

The names of these 10 naval ships have been replaced with emojis - how many can you name?

Yesterday was World Emoji Day, and to mark the occasion the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity asked Twitter users for their suggestions on what to call our beloved naval ships.

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A letter from a Portchester Castle prisoner with English Heritage curator Abigail Coppins Picture: Jim Holden/English Heritage

Portchester Castle prisoners’ identities are finally revealed

AN EXHIBITION to ‘restore a forgotten chapter of black history’ will be opened this month.

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Captain Jerry Kyd, commanding officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth  PHOTO: L(Phot) Will Haigh

Commanding Royal Navy’s new flagship is ‘peak’ of carrier captain’s career

THE proud commander of the Royal Navy’s giant new aircraft carrier said commanding the Senior Service’s future flagship is the pinnacle of his career.

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Unmanned boats like these will be using the Solent as a key testing ground         IMAGE: BAE Systems

UK’s first drone testing hub to be built in Portsmouth area

A STATE-OF-THE-ART drone testing facility – the first of its kind in the UK – is to be opened in the Portsmouth area.

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Scores of veterans celebrated Airborne Forces day during a parade at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (170755-1) PPP-170907-115322006

PICTURES: Ex-paras reunite for Airborne Forces Day parade at HMS Excellent

Veterans celebrated Airborne Forces Day last Saturday with a commemorative parade at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth.

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The Yomper statue will be staying outside the Royal Marines Museum in Eastney Picture: Paul Jacobs

Portsmouth’s Yomper ‘will not move’ museum says

PORTSMOUTH’S iconic Yomper statue will not be uprooted from its home, bosses from the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) have today announced.

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The Historical Diving Society's papers are kept in this former secret Second World War bunker in Alverstoke

A secret bunker and some red woolly hats

NOT a lot of people know this but The Historical Diving Society’s Diving Museum, in Stokes Bay, keeps an archive of books and papers relating to the history of diving.

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