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  • Thursday, February 5th 2015 - 09:18 UTC

    HMS Dragon calls at the remote Tristan da Cunha Island

    The Type 45 destroyer left Portsmouth on 27th October 2014 for a routine seven-month Atlantic Patrol Tasking deployment.

    The Royal Navy's Atlantic Patrol Tasking HMS Dragon called at Tristan da Cunha, one of the most remote islands on the planet, on the latest stage of her Atlantic deployment. There is no land to the west for more than 2,000 miles, South Africa is 1,750 miles to the east and the nearest inhabited locality is another British Overseas Territory 1,510 miles away.

  • Friday, September 23rd 2011 - 19:53 UTC

    HMS Protector ready for Antarctica; no helicopter on maiden deployment

    Admiral Sir Trevor Soar visited Protector for a day at sea

    Icebreaker HMS Protector, formerly MV Polarbjørn, has spent the spring and summer steadily being converted into a hydrographic survey ship to plug the gap left by HMS Endurance which nearly sank during a flooding incident in late 2008.

  • Friday, September 23rd 2011 - 19:34 UTC

    HMS Edinburgh in her third Atlantic crossing heads for the Falklands

    HMS Edinburgh's Lynx lands on a large boulder whilst conducting training with the South African Air Force's Super Lynx

    HMS Edinburgh following a two-week maintenance stop in Cape Town, South Africa, is again crossing the South Atlantic to the Falkland Islands. This is the third crossing since the Type 42 destroyer left the UK.

  • Tuesday, April 12th 2011 - 17:08 UTC

    The Lynx Mk3 takes off from HMS Ocean for the last time

    Since 1979 the Lynx was the backbone of the Antarctic patrol ship

    After more than 30 years’ service one of the mainstays of Britain’s Fleet Air Arm, including the Ice Patrol, has made its final appearance at sea, reports the Royal Navy. Nearly four decades to the day that the very first Lynx helicopter took to the skies, a Mk3 variant lifted off from the sprawling flight deck of HMS Ocean.