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Royal Navy ship shadows a Russian destroyer

A ROYAL Navy frigate has finished its work shadowing a Russian naval destroyer.

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Commanding officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth says jets on the carrier will be ‘final piece of the puzzle’

EMBARKING the F-35 stealth fighter jets onto HMS Queen Elizabeth for flight trials next year will be the ‘final piece of the jigsaw’, the ship’s commanding officer has said.

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A Royal Navy shot of a helicopter winching exercise

Navy aircrewman hits milestone on city ship

A ROYAL Navy aircrewman has reached a significant milestone in his aviation career on a Portsmouth warship after clocking up 1,000 flying hours.

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City navy ship joins efforts to find missing Argentine sub

City navy ship joins efforts to find missing Argentine sub

HMS Protector has joined international efforts to find and rescue an Argentine submarine reported missing in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson. Pictute: LPhot Ioan Roberts

Defence secretary refuses Treasury demands for military cuts

DEFENCE Secretary Gavin Williamson has reportedly refused to accept a new round of defence cuts which would have seen 1,000 Royal Marines lose their jobs.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier leaves Portsmouth Naval Base for the first time on October 30. 

Picture: Malcolm Wells

HMS Queen Elizabeth due into Portsmouth next week

THE aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is due to return to Portsmouth.

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Wildcats and Argus help stricken yacht in Biscay storm. Picture: Royal Navy

Naval fliers rescue British yachtsman

HELICOPTER crews launched a rescue to save a British yachtsman whose boat was ravaged by storms in the Bay of Biscay.

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British military dog Mali who has received the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross with his current handler Corporal Daniel Hatley

NATIONAL: Mali the dog gets top military honour

A British military dog who protected troops by sniffing out explosives and insurgent fighters in Afghanistan has received the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

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NEWS COMMENT: A respectful salute to the new guards at the palace

Many might be surprised that in its long and proud history the senior service, the Royal Navy, has never before enjoyed the ceremonial role of guarding the monarch.

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Sergeant Anthony Mark from the British Army puts the Royal Navy through their paces

Royal Navy sailors set for a historic first as they guard the Queen

SAILORS from the Royal Navy will soon be guarding royalty for the very first time as they prepare to take on their opening stint as the Queen’s ceremonial guard.

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Tanker that will fuel navy’s new aircraft carriers arrive in Portsmouth

A GIANT new tanker that will one day fuel the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers has sailed into Portsmouth.

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Portsmouth churches back military pledge

WORSHIPPERS from Portsmouth’s Anglican Diocese will show their commitment to the military later this month.

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BREAKING: The Queen to come to Portsmouth to commission navy’s new aircraft carrier

PORTSMOUTH will welcome the Queen to the city next month as she formally commissions Britain’s biggest and most powerful warship into the Royal Navy.

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Retiring Commander Jane Allen, of Portsdown Hill, who is off to tackle a year-long trek around the coast of Britain for charity

Jane keeps marching on for a good cause

RETIREMENT is meant to be a time to kick back, relax and live a carefree life – unless, that is, you are Commander Jane Allen.

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A computer-generated image of what  the Type 31 general purpose frigate could look like

Naval club figures and the Lord Mayor back city frigates bid

NAVAL club bosses and the Lord Mayor have backed a bid to bring all of the Royal Navy’s future frigates to the city.

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Navy fundraiser for charity

STAFF at a naval training base held a fundraiser in aid of an armed forces charity.

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THIS WEEK IN 1992: Auxiliary ship Argus is bound for Bosnia

The captain of the Portsmouth-based Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus said his crew was happy but unsettled about heading to war-torn former Yugoslavia.

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Captain Robert Vitali, new commanding officer at HMS Collingwood. Picture: Keith Woodland

New commanding officer for Fareham naval base

SAILORS and staff at HMS Collingwood have welcomed their new commanding officer to the site.

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POUW Timmy Mallett with the John Gawly trophy

Navy team wins trophy for the second time

TWO personnel from a naval training base returned victorious from an armed forces hockey game.

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HMS Sutherland escorting the Russian ship the Vice Admiral Kulakov on a previous occasion in the Channel

Royal Navy frigate called as two Russian warships enter British waters

A ROYAL Navy frigate was deployed after Russia sent two of its vessels into British waters.

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