THIS WEEK IN 1999: Joy as carrier ordered to return back to base

Hundreds of Portsmouth families celebrated the news the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible and her escort HMS Newcastle were coming home from the Balkans.


Railway model depicting life in Rowlands Castle during the Second World War now on display

It’s been praised for its meticulously-crafted and lifelike detail – and now the award-winning model railway that captures one moment in the wartime history of Rowlands Castle is on display for all to enjoy.


Portsmouth unites in wake of Manchester bombing with community rally

‘TERRORISM will not beat the people of this nation and of this city’.

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March 1962 and a naval rating signals Halt to more conventional traffic as the Saunders-Roe SRN1 crosses the seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent and returns to HMS Ariel, now the site of the Hovercraft Museum. Roles such as anti-submarine warfare, air-sea rescue and mine countermeasures were foreseen.						                                Pictures courtesy Amberley Publishing

Spotlight hovers over Lee-on-the-Solent museum

Along the seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent, opposite the slipway, lies an entrance to what was HMS Daedalus but now leads to the Hovercraft Museum – the only hovercraft museum in the world.

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Portsmouth College. Picture Credit: Keith Woodland. PPP-161031-100119001

Portsmouth College to fall silent in tribute to victims of Manchester bombing

PUPILS and staff will fall silent this afternoon in tribute to victims in the Manchester bombing.


Terror concerns spark security drive at Hampshire ports

PORT staff are being warned to keep an eye on their fellow co-workers as part of a new anti-terror campaign.

Patrick Lyons, 65, captured footage of the scene of the manhunt outside a Somers Town hom

THIS WEEK IN 1998: Southsea street manhunt ends as police with firearms move in

Gun held in readiness, this armed officer could have been guarding the prime minister on a visit to Northern Ireland.


PICTURE GALLERY: Falklands veterans march through Gosport on 35th anniversary of conflict

HUNDREDS of people burst into spontaneous applause after more than 200 Falklands veterans paid solemn tribute to fallen colleagues at a ceremony.

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Donation helps to build a future for our heroes

A TRUST for ex-servicemen and women has received a donation of £5,000.


‘I’ve already got a sequel’ says debut novelist

A WRITER from Bishop’s Waltham has a sequel to his first novel already written.

The scene of the accident in Devon in which Lieutenant Christopher Hemming died

Tributes paid to Royal Navy’s ‘rising star’ killed in crash

HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to a ‘rising star’ of the Royal Navy who died in a car crash.


WATCH: The explosive moment HMS Diamond tested a Sea Viper missile

HMS Diamond has tested her Sea Viper missile system off the coast of Scotland.

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Last push goes out to bring rare wartime boat to Gosport

A FINAL rallying cry has gone out to save a unique slice of Second World War coastal heritage.

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Back row: James Daly, collections researcher, Tim Gower, collections supervision, Nick Thompson, technologies assistant officers and Andrew Whitmarsh, development officer. Front is Katy Ball, collections registrar. They are pictured in front of Second World War landing craft, L247.

Southsea’s D-Day Museum says farewell to its final vehicle

HISTORIANS have packed away the last couple of wartime vehicles at Southsea’s D-Day Museum ahead of the site’s £4.9m revamp.

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Tickets still left for major Jutland display

SPACES are still available for an international conference unearthing the secrets of one of the most deadly naval battles in history.


New deal secures the future of HMS Warrior in Portsmouth

THE future of Britain’s first iron-clad battleship has been secured in Portsmouth after a new deal was agreed.

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John Stanley from Denmead at last year's Overlord

Military vehicle spectacular to return to the area on bank holiday

A military vehicle show is set to return to the area.

The Mary Rose ship. Picture: Christopher Ison

New DNA study could reveal secrets of the Mary Rose’s fallen crew

SCIENTISTS examining remains from the Mary Rose are hoping to use DNA analysis to recreate accurate skeletons of its crew.

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Steve Doe, from Portsdown U3As local history group, Prof Brad Beaven and senior lecturer Rob James from the University of Portsmouth, with Councillor Frank Jonas.

Learn about the Battle of Jutland at free exhibition

MEMBERS of Portsdown U3A’s local history and genealogy groups have come together to form the Jutland Research Group.

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HMS Richmond crew offers wine in centuries-old tradition at Tower of London

A NAVAL crew offered a barrel of fine wine to the Lieutenant of the Tower of London yesterday as part of a 700-year-old ceremony.

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