Defence

Defence

THIS WEEK IN 1992: Day-trip skippers tell of gun shell terror

Fisherman were back at sea after being shelled by Portsmouth-based destroyer HMS Southampton.

Heritage

Navy pays tribute to sailors who lost their lives in Fareham base bombing

NAVAL staff gathered to commemorate lives lost at their base 75 years ago.

Defence

IN PICTURES: HMS Sultan Summer Show

Families flocked to see the Royal Navy show off their equipment at the annual HMS Sultan Summer Show.

Gosport
The HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to Portsmouth Harbour after sea trials. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 27, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire PPP-180227-135035001

Royal Navy at risk of being outgunned by Russia if defence spending isn’t boosted, MPs say

A SIGNIFICANT hike in funding is needed to make sure the Royal Navy isn’t outgunned by resurgent states like Russia, an influential group of MPs has warned.

Defence
A 'Monster Truck' in action.   Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Crowds are wowed by monster trucks at HMS Sultan summer show

MONSTER trucks, Royal Navy helicopters, fairground rides and a motorbike display were just some of the highlights at a summer show.

News
The Wildcat on board HMS Dragon delivers stores to RFA Lyme Bay during Exercise Catamaran

HMS Dragon returns to Portsmouth after war games

HMS Dragon has returned to Portsmouth after two weeks of French war games.

Defence
jpns 160618 retro 2018''Hero - Steven 'Hawkeye' Bunbury jumped ship in daring escapade off the Isle of Man

THIS WEEK IN 1992: AWOL bid to escape the war hero image

A Gulf War hero who jumped ship prepared to face the music as his parents told how his courage backfired on him.

Heritage
Alexa Styler, 33, with her sons Dawson and Luca, at the HMS Sultan Show family night

HMS Sultan opened to families for free ahead of weekend Summer Show

HUNDREDS of families with disabled and deserving children headed to a naval base last night for an evening of entertainment.

Gosport
Children taking part in a balancing game at HMS Excellent

Portsmouth pupils learn real world application of their maths lessons

MAGIC card tricks and a delicate balancing challenge on HMS Queen Elizabeth were all part of a roadshow designed to teach school children the real world application of maths.

Education
Royal Marine Volunteer Cadet Jimmy Ring, left, with WO1 Lee Drinkwater RSM in Port en Bessin, in Normandy.

VERITY LUSH: A sense of remembrance is crucial

The act of remembering is probably more important than we realise on a day-to-day basis.

Opinion
Arthur Beech speaking to Sir Winston Churchill in Portsmouth Dockyard in 1941 - with the prime minister sporting the cane up for sale in his left hand. Picture: The News archive

Walking cane Churchill gave to Portsmouth labourer to go to auction at Sotheby’s

A CANE given to a Portsmouth labourer by Sir Winston Churchill will go up for auction next month.

News

Grave of fallen sailor restored by naval team

SAILORS from the naval service’s newest tanker paid tribute to a crewman from its very first when they tidied his neglected grave.

Defence
Admiral Lord Alan West

Fears for UK’s post-Brexit navy fleet

A FORMER head of the Royal Navy has warned of a looming crisis over the number of ships able to patrol Britain’s coastline post-Brexit.

Defence
Ant Middleton with, left, Claire Middleton from Lee-on-the Solent and her friend Rae Gamblin from Gosport at Waterstones in Portsmouth this month Picture: Malcolm Wells (180607-2835)

Portsmouth SBS hero Ant Middleton celebrates topping The Times best-seller list

A FORMER special forces operator from Portsmouth has told of his delight after his autobiography topped a prestigious chart.

Defence
Picture: Malcolm Wells

Five reasons to buy Friday’s News - including The Guide

In The News on Friday we have 60 pages of news and sport.

Portsmouth
Ben Medze-Kitching, left, assists Nathan Daw with his project at HMS Sultan

Students get stuck in with navy

PUPILS from the University Technical College (UTC) Portsmouth spent a week getting hands-on experience with the Royal Navy at both HMS Sultan and HMS Collingwood.

Defence
TRIALS Liam Williams

Gosport marine engineer heads for national rugby tryouts

RUGBY Union player Liam Williams is one step closer to fulfilling his dream of playing internationally thanks to the support of colleagues at the Royal Navy Establishment.

Rugby

Falklands War fallen commemorated in 36th anniversary flag raising ceremony

THOSE who lost their lives in the Falklands War and the many who are still suffering from the trauma they endured were recognised at a flag raising ceremony.

Portsmouth
The Rolls-Royce headquarters in Derby. PICTURE: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Rolls-Royce to axe 4,600 jobs in £400m savings plan

AS MANY as 4,600 jobs will be slashed at engineering firm Rolls-Royce in a bid to make annual savings of £400m.

Business
Five reasons to buy The News on Thursday - including Jobs

Five reasons to buy The News on Thursday - including Jobs

In The News on Thursday we have 56 pages of news and sport.

Portsmouth
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