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Portsmouth sailor cleared of raping sleeping woman

A Royal Navy sailor has been cleared of raping a woman as she slept.

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Engineering subjects encouraged by parents

PARENTS are encouraging a career in engineering-based subjects.

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End of an era as Gold Rover sails into Portsmouth for the last time

‘WE NEED to look forward to the future’, the head of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary urged as he bid farewell to the force’s oldest vessel.

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Welding taking place on the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

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Building navy ‘war-winners’ could renew Portsmouth’s dockyard

‘WE NEED to seize the chance to create war-winning naval supply ships and rejuvenate shipbuilding in Portsmouth.’

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A ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of South African ship SS Mendi in the Solent 

Picture: Cllr Lee Mason

Princess Anne and relatives praise Portsmouth for SS Mendi commemorations

ROYALTY has lavished praise on the people of Portsmouth for their efforts in commemorating the deaths of hundreds of South African soldiers killed in a tragic accident at sea 100 years ago.

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WATCH: RFA Gold Rover arrives in Portsmouth for last time after 43-year career

SHE HAS been a staple of the Royal Navy’s ability to fight in theatres across the globe for decades.

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A ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of South African ship SS Mendi in the Solent 

Pictures by Cllr Lee Mason of Portsmouth City Council

Tragedy of the SS Mendi is marked 100 years on

TRIBUTES have today been paid to hundreds of South African soldiers killed 100 years ago today when their ship, SS Mendi, sunk.

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‘They must be remembered’: Campaign launched to install new war memorial plaque in Portchester

THOSE who died in the war will always be remembered by our village.

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Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi is presented with a giant Valentines card, by wren Yvonne McClure

THIS WEEK IN 1985: Goodbye to a much loved Admiral

Nothing could be more appropriate for an admiral leaving the Royal Navy on Valentine’s Day than to receive a Valentine.

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Portsmouth pays tribute to the victims of SS Mendi tragedy

THEY died as strangers in a distant land. Now, the families of South African soldiers killed a century ago have been able to pay tribute to their loved ones buried in Portsmouth.

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Bomb experts detonated device dredged up in Portsmouth Harbour

Bomb experts detonated device dredged up in Portsmouth Harbour

A wartime device was destroyed by bomb disposal experts following its discovery in Portsmouth Harbour during dredging work ahead of the arrival of a multi-billion pound aircraft carrier.

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Supporters of the campaign to Save The Yomper statue gathered to mark the end of their petition, which was handed into musuem bosses at the Historic Dockyard    Picture: Sarah Standing (170255)

Yomper campaigners’ issues a final plea to museum bosses as petition is handed in

‘PLEASE don’t ignore the will of the people of Portsmouth and lock the Yomper away inside a museum.’

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Pupils from Bedenham and Holbrook Primary Schools teamed up with HMS Sultan

Schoolchildren experience what life is like in the navy

THERE were high fives all round at a nearby primary school, as HMS Sultan hosted a combined visit of excited youngsters from Bedenham and Holbrook Primary Schools, for a look at Royal Navy training.

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The troopship SS Mendi

Portsmouth children to sing in memory of SS Mendi tragedy 100 years ago

SCORES of children will be joining a national commemoration in Portsmouth marking the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi.

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Concern raised over gun used by soldiers and sailors

THE reliability of a firearm used by soliders and sailors in the British Army and Royal Navy has come under fire.

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‘I wanted to make my kids proud’

‘I wanted to make my kids proud’

BECOMING an inspiration to his diabetic children has pushed this dad close to breaking point as he braved some of the toughest military training the world can offer for a new TV series.

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Havant MP Alan Mak visits the Falklands

A POLITICIAN from Havant has flown out to the Falklands to pay tribute to the 255 British military personnel killed there almost 35 years ago.

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The troopship SS Mendi, which sank with the loss of many lives

South African warship to sail to Portsmouth to mark SS Mendi tragedy

RELATIVES of African soldiers killed in an accident in the Solent are to sail into Portsmouth on a South African warship to mark the centenary of the tragedy.

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A Valentine message from HMS Daring. Picture: Royal Navy

Sea of love: Portsmouth sailors spell out Valentine’s Day messages

LOVE is in the air as sailors from the Royal Navy sent out their own quirky Valentine’s Day message to their loved ones.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth

Ministry of Defence ‘begging’ ex-sailors to join crews for new carriers claims national report

RETIRED sailors will be called upon to help boost crew levels onboard the Royal Navy’s new state-of-the-art carriers, a national report claims.

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