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WATCH: Submarine sails into Portsmouth for rare visit

A SUBMARINE has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base today as part of a rare visit to the city.

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Left to right is Captain Oliphant of HMNB Portsmouth and Charlie Adie, the CEO of Motive in front of HMS VICTORY with some of the new NavyFit loan bike

Naval base boosts its ‘Boris Bikes’ scheme

FIFTEEN new bikes have been added to the fleet of NavyFit loan cycles at Portsmouth Naval Base to encourage workers to use two wheels instead of four to get around.

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Top navy officer ‘took his eye off the ball’ in lead up to submarine collision

A TOP naval officer in charge of teaching future submarine captains ‘took his eye off the ball’, leading his nuclear submarine to hit a tanker, a court martial has heard.

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The D-Day Museum will re-open as D-Day Story by Easter after a �5m revamp. 

Picture: Allan Hutchings

Portsmouth D-Day Museum ‘will be open in time for Easter’

SOUTHSEA’S D-Day Museum will be opening in time for Easter, city officials have pledged – and with a new name.

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THIS WEEK IN 1974: Aims to ‘keep Jack and Jill together’

A maximum separation period of six months for naval men and their families, more flexible rules for compensating married and single personnel serving extended periods away from home, and a new welfare organisation to help servicemen and their families,were urged in a report.

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Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have detonated a 500kg Second World War bomb found in the River Thames

Specialist navy team from Portsmouth blow up 500kg wartime bomb

ROYAL Navy explosive experts have detonated a Second World War bomb discovered in the River Thames.

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WATCH: Portsmouth navy explosive experts detonate London airport Second World War bomb

ROYAL Navy explosive experts have today obliterated a Second World War bomb discovered in the River Thames.

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Dressed for action

Portsmouth bomb disposal team detonate wartime device found in London

ROYAL Navy explosive experts have today obliterated a Second World War bomb discovered in the River Thames.

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Royal Navy divers from Portsmouth are to resume their operation in London today

UPDATE: Operation to destroy London bomb to resume

BOMB disposal operators from Portsmouth are this morning expected to obliterate a Second World War bomb dredged up in the River Thames.

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Lt Cdr Jonny Campbell

Meeting the men behind Portsmouth’s navy bomb disposal team

Laying face down on the concrete in a bulky, black protective suit, one of the Royal Navy’s elite bomb disposal divers hones his skills in a training exercise.

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal units from the Royal Navy dispose of a CT-500 500lb bomb from Second World War

Navy’s ‘unsung heroes’ risk their lives every week destroying bombs

ELITE Royal Navy divers who are due to destroy a deadly bomb discovered at an airport are called upon almost three times a week, The News can reveal.

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The betrothal ring Vice Admiral Lord Nelson gave to his mistress Emma Hamilton

Ring Admiral Lord Nelson gave to mistress will go on show for Valentine’s Day

A RING Admiral Lord Nelson gave to his mistress on the night before he left for the Battle of Trafalgar will be on display for an hour tomorrow.

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Crews to start training for summer field gun contest

TRAINING for a field gun competition is set to begin next month for the summer contest.

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal units from the Royal Navy dispose of a CT-500 500lb bomb from World War Two in the water at London City Airport. Picture: Sgt Paul Randall RLC

Safety fears delay Royal Navy’s bid to destroy bomb at London airport

HIGH winds have scuppered an attempt by Royal Navy divers from Portsmouth to destroy a Second World War bomb in London today.

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WATCH: Portsmouth navy divers to dispose of Second World War bomb in London today

AN UNEXPLODED bomb found at London City Airport will be dealt with by Royal Navy divers from Portsmouth this morning.

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IN PICTURES: Portsmouth divers attend unexploded bomb incident at London City Airport

PORTSMOUTH divers have been dealing with an unexploded bomb at London City Airport.

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A response vehicle parked close to London City Airport. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Portsmouth divers called to help as London airport shut after Second World War bomb is found

More than 100 departures have been cancelled at London City Airport after the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb.

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Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly's coffin being carried by men who served alongside him at the 'Red and Green Life Machine' during the Falklands conflict, at his funeral at HMS Raleigh in Torpoint, Cornwall Picture: LPhot Ken Gaunt/Royal Navy/MoD/Crown copyright/PA Wire

Tributes paid to larger than life Royal Navy medic who saved lives in the Falklands War

Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral of a former Royal Navy medical officer who saved the lives of British and Argentine troops during the Falklands War.

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Royal Navy looking for views on its services

NAVAL families are being asked for their views on the Royal Navy’s digital support services.

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