Bells ring out in tribute

BELLS will ring out across parts of Portsmouth tonight in memory of two of city’s soldiers killed in the First World War.


New breakfast club launches in Portsmouth to help lonely veterans

A CHARITY is launching a new breakfast club to help ease the loneliness of isolated veterans.

Shell - James Martin with the piece of shell which hit HMS Baham during the first world war. In the background is a photograph of the ship

THIS WEEK IN 1984: Veteran finds shell that struck his ship in Southsea junk shop

Eagle-eyed war veteran James Martin jumped at the chance to buy part of a German shell which struck his ship.

A CGI of the Mission Bay on the future Type 26 Global Combat Ship for the Royal Navy

Decision on where to base new frigates needs to be made ‘urgently’

URGENT decisions need to be taken about where to base the navy’s new fleet of frigates.

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Capt Nics Wetherill undergoing cold weather survival drills in Norway's Arctic Circle Picture: Cpl Jamie Dudding

Army medic from Portsmouth set to lead all-female Antarctic adventure

THE ability to overcome icy temperatures so cold they can kill a human in a few minutes isn’t a skill that many need to have when becoming a doctor.


‘The fight will be worth it if our city’s voice is heard’ Aims of the frigates campaign as it drives forward

SECURING all the Royal Navy’s new frigates in Portsmouth is a lofty ambition – particularly as nothing has yet been agreed, writes defence correspondent Tom Cotterill.

Computer Generated Image of the future Type 26 Global Combat Ship for the Royal Navy.

Picture: BAE Systems

Battle begins to make Portsmouth the home of navy’s new frigate fleet

‘PORTSMOUTH will not take no for an answer – we want all the navy’s new frigates to be based here.’

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HMS Ocean’s naval chaplain raises thousands to donate toys to kids after Hurricane Irma

A NAVAL chaplain has raised more than £1,500 from donations to provide toys for children affected by Hurricane Irma.


Portsmouth MP Stephen Morgan calls for parliamentary debate on armed forces pay

A CITY MP has given his backing for a debate to be held in the House of Commons over armed forces pay.


HMS Ocean gets boost in medical recruits for Caribbean mission

A MEDICAL team were flown on board HMS Ocean as it sailed for the Caribbean.


Thousands flock to Daedalus’ 100th flying anniversary

AN airfield that predates the Royal Air Force celebrated a hundred years of flying with a packed-out anniversary event on Saturday.


BOB HIND: So when did ‘navy’ become ‘military’?

Can anyone tell me: since when has the Royal Navy become ‘military’?

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A 12-inch ordnance shell was detonated off Warsash seafront this afternoon. (Picture from HM Coastguard)

Bomb disposal experts detonate 12-inch shell on Warsash seafront

A 12-inch ordnance shell was detonated along the Warsash seafront this afternoon.

HMS Temeraire is in lockdown after the terror threat level was raised to critical (image from Google Maps)

Portsmouth naval training base in lockdown after terror threat level raised to critical

HMS Temeraire is in lockdown after the UK's terror threat level was raised to critical.


UK armed forces help put prisoners back behind bars on British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma

MORE than 100 prisoners are back behind bars after Royal Marines and commando engineers helped restore the central prison in the British Virgin Islands.

There are calls for the military pay cap to be removed

Portsmouth campaigners demand pay cap on armed forces is scrapped

PRESSURE is mounting on the government to scrap a pay cap on the military.

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Falklands War veteran Simon Weston has praise Portsmouth's pride in its armed forces community

Falklands hero Simon Weston hails Portsmouth’s military pride

FALKLANDS legend Simon Weston has praised the people of Portsmouth for their ‘phenomenal support’ of the city’s armed forces community.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth at anchor in Portsmouth Naval Base

Strike threat could leave HMS Queen Elizabeth stuck in port, union warns

BRITAIN’S new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth may not be able to leave her home port of Portsmouth if a national pay dispute involving tug boat crew steams ahead.


Sailors get stuck in to give Portsmouth cathedral a makeover

‘EGGSHELL white’ isn’t the standard issue colour normally used by these Royal Navy sailors when they’re called in for painting duties.

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