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MP supports city defence jobs

PORTSMOUTH South MP Stephen Morgan spoke in support of Portsmouth defence jobs in the House of Commons.

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Canon Roger Devonshire's coffin is carried in to Portsmouth Cathedral

Hundreds gather to celebrate the life of much-loved Falklands War priest

HUNDREDS packed into Portsmouth Cathedral to celebrate the life of a much-loved priest.

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A packed Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, last Remembrance Sunday

Portsmouth ‘will bid again’ for national Armed Forces Day event

PORTSMOUTH has not given up on its dream to host the national Armed Forces Day event.

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Surgeon Captain Richard Jolly during the Falklands War

Tributes paid to ‘well-respected’ Haslar and Falklands medic

VETERANS and friends have paid tribute to a naval surgeon who served during the Falklands War and in Royal Haslar Hospital.

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Sir Winston Churchill

LETTER OF THE DAY: Was Churchill a diehard racist?

I saw there was a special launch of the film The Darkest Hour at the Odeon, Port Solent, a film on the life of Sir Winston Churchill, the man synonymous with our winning the Second World War.

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From left, Rosie Rixon, Richard Rixon, Jack Rixon and Gary Lamsdale from Hayling Island, all members of Solent Overlord Executive, with Richard's 1941 GMC CCKW swb truck Picture: Duncan Shepherd (180082-004)

Heroics of Portsmouth’s brave soldiers are remembered at tribute event

SHOPPERS and film fanatics were treated to a display of military vehicles, stalls and re-enactors.

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Campaigners in march for Palestine

PROTESTORS gathered with a mission to demand freedom and justice for Palestine.

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Lord General Richard Dannatt

Former military top brass slates plans that could see UK lose 2,000 Royal Marines and sailors

History would not be kind to Chancellor Philip Hammond if he oversaw a ‘catastrophic reduction’ in Britain’s defence capability, a former head of the Army has said.

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Diver uncovers final resting place of Second World War Portsmouth submarine HMS Utmost

Diver uncovers final resting place of Second World War Portsmouth submarine HMS Utmost

A ROYAL Navy submarine wreckage found in the Mediterranean that played a significant role in destroying enemy fleet during the Second World War was deployed from Portsmouth.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

HMS Queen Elizabeth would have to ‘go home and sit in a base’ during conflict, it has been claimed

BRITAIN’S new aircraft carriers cannot be protected by the Royal Navy in its current form and would have to ‘go home and sit in a base’ in any conflict with a major nation, a Tory MP has said.

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WATCH: Minehunter HMS Cattistock leaves Portsmouth for three months of drills alongside Nato allies

FAMILIES united to bid their loved ones farewell as a city-based warship embarked on deployment.

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Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring

Royal Navy ‘would not rule out’ cannibalising parts in the future

STEPS will be taken to reduce the amount of old spare parts being reused by the Royal Navy, but it will not become an obsolete practice.

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Can you help film company with WWI documentary?

Were you or someone you know born before or during the First World War?

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Sgt Rupert Frere RLC - The Garrison Sergeant Major talks to a colleague ahead of the parade at the National Act of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall

Poignant images of our armed forces at work

From wind farms in the North Sea to the gleaming uniforms of a parade, these images show the reality of life for UK servicemen and women based around the globe.

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WATCH: Moving tributes to Gosport's Ollie Hall who died in Syria fighting Islamic State as his body is repatriated to the UK

The Kurdish community has paid its respects to a ‘heroic’ Gosport man who died fighting Islamic State in Syria after his body was repatriated to the UK today.

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Professor Dominic Tweddle in front of HMS Victory

REVEALED: Historic dockyard’s £110m boom to Portsmouth’s economy

PORTSMOUTH Historic Dockyard pumps more than £110m into the area’s economy, The News can reveal.

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A soldier with the 4th Mechanised Brigade is pictured engaging the enemy during Operation Qalb in Helmand, Afghanistan. PPP-151019-121639001

British Army’s new £1.6m diversity drive says ‘it’s okay for soldiers to cry and pray’

CRITICS have raised their concerns over the British Army’s new £1.6m recruitment drive which tells future soldiers it’s okay to cry, have feelings and pray.

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Officers and civilians say farewell to Cdre Jeremy Rigby

Portsmouth Naval Base chief bids farewell after historic six years in charge

From surviving missile attacks in the desert to orchestrating the arrival of Britain’s biggest-ever warship at her new home, Commodore Jeremy Rigby’s 37-year naval career has been full of action.

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Cdre Jim Higham

Portsmouth’s new naval base boss battled for peace in Afghanistan

THE new head of Portsmouth’s Naval Base helped to broker peace deals in Afghanistan.

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Last year Owen Hardy got back behind the controls of a Spitfire at Goodwood and even did a barrel roll at the age of 95

Tributes paid after death of heroic wartime Spitfire ace from Port Solent

BRITAIN has lost one of its most modest and daring war heroes of the 20th century, the grieving daughter of a decorated Spitfire ace has said.

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