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Chance to win gifts in navy advent calendar

IN THE run up to Christmas, a naval charity is giving supporters the chance to win prizes in a virtual advent calendar.

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Tanks being removed from the D-Day Museum earlier this year

Clarence Esplanade to be closed for one day - because of tanks

Clarence Esplanade will be closed to traffic for nine hours next week - while two tanks use the road.

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Naval trainees battle it out in sporting contest

TWO naval training establishments battled it out in a series of sporting activities.

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The new commanding officer of HMS Collingwood, Captain Rob Vitali. Picture: Keith Woodland/MoD

New captain vows to make base greener

THE new commanding officer of the Royal Navy’s largest training base is keen to become greener and help the community.

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30 ways Portsmouth could be improved - according to our readers

30 ways Portsmouth could be improved - according to our readers

Our Big City Survey - which asked people what they think about Portsmouth - asked: ‘If there was one thing you could change about Portsmouth life, what would it be?’

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‘Destroyers’ engine woes will be fixed for carrier’s first mission’

ENGINE woes plaguing the Royal Navy’s £6bn destroyer fleet will be fixed before Britain’s new aircraft carrier comes into service, a top naval officer has said.

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PICTURE GALLERY: The Queen commissions HMS Queen Elizabeth

Here's our gallery of pictures from the commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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The Queen talks to members of the ship's company, during the commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth at Portsmouth Naval Base
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Queen pays tribute to the Royal Navy during ‘historic’ Portsmouth trip

THE Queen has praised the Royal Navy’s new £3.1bn aircraft carrier and declared it the ‘best of British’.

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The Queen stands out in purple during a performance by the Royal Guard at the commissioning

Britain’s links with EU allies ‘stronger than ever’ says Royal Navy head

DEFENCE links between Britain and its European allies are ‘closer now than they have ever been’, the head of the Royal Navy has said.

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The Queen talks to veterans Vic Merry and Leonard Chivers   Picture: Habibur Rahman

QE ‘old boys’ stunned at chance to meet the Queen in Portsmouth

TWO veterans who served in the original HMS Queen Elizabeth have said meeting the Queen was the icing on top of an ‘incredible year’.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth. Picture: Royal Navy

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH: What happens next?

It’s official: HMS Queen Elizabeth is part of the Royal Navy.

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Families of HMS Queen Elizabeth crew have spoken of their pride. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

‘It’s an unbelievable experience’: Families of HMS Queen Elizabeth crew speak of pride after ceremony

The families of crew members of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier have spoken of their pride in their loved ones.

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The Queen and the ship's Captain, Commodore Jerry Kyd (right), view a cake modelled on  HMS Queen Elizabeth, during the commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth     Picture:  Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Bakers create a giant slice of history with edible carrier replica

IT contained more than seven kilograms of flour and took more than 100 hours to make.

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HMS ELIZABETH: First Sea Lord hails Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier

The First Sea Lord has heralded the arrival of the ‘enormously flexible big grey ship’ at the commissioning ceremony for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier.

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David Duncan and his staff at 3D Cakes. Picture: Greg Macvean

PICTURES: Amazing replica HMS Queen Elizabeth cake to be presented to Her Majesty this afternoon

IT contains more than seven kilograms of flour, and took more than 100 hours to make.

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She’s arrived! First pictures of the Queen arriving in Portsmouth

Here are the first pictures of the Queen arriving in Portsmouth for today’s HMS Queen Elizabeth commissioning ceremony.

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The Marines and Royal Navy team in the Gironde today

Cockleshell Heroes canoe challenge ends for Royal Navy and Royal Marines team

A GROUP of about 30 serving and former marines and a team from the Royal Navy have finished the first leg of recreating Operation Frankton – the Second World War raid carried out by the Cockleshell heroes.

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AS IT HAPPENED: The Queen formally commissions HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy

Her Majesty the Queen has visited Portsmouth today to formally commission Britain’s most powerful warship ever into the Royal Navy.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth coming into Portsmouth for the first time in August Picture: L/Phot Kyle Heller

Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is now officially part of the Royal Navy - ahead of schedule

HISTORY has been made this morning as Britain’s new aircraft carrier has been formally accepted into the Royal Navy.

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