The Princess Royal visited Portsmouth Naval Base on Thursday to offer her personal thanks to sailors involved in Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral. Princess Anne spoke to the men and women about their role hauling the State Ceremonial Gun Carriage bearing the Queen’s coffin and lining the streets of London and Windsor.Add your comment!
Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines around the world have commemorated the death of Her Majesty The Queen – and marked the announcement of His Majesty King Charles III. Across the fleet, on warships, and at naval bases, two very different ceremonial gun salutes echoed across the waves, across the Atlantic, the English Channel, and beyond.
The world's most advanced hunter-killer submarine, HMS Anson, £1.3bn of both naval stealth and striking power – able to gather vital intelligence, protect other Royal Navy vessels from threats above and below the waves and destroy enemy military infrastructure with pinpoint accuracy, was welcomed into the Royal Navy fleet at a ceremony in Barrow.
The Royal Navy survey ship HMS Scott is on course to smash her record scanning the oceans after just the first four weeks of an epic 15-month deployment.
An experimental warship has been unveiled by the Royal Navy to be used to test state-of-the-art technology, including autonomous systems. The unique new test-bed ship – a 42m, 270-ton vessel named after former Royal Navy sailor and Nobel Prize winner Patrick Blackett – arrived in Portsmouth this week.
In a wide-ranging 25-minute keynote address to the Council on Geostrategy at The Naval and Military Club in London, the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Ben Key, outlined the lessons of events in eastern Europe and their impact on the Navy and the nation it serves, emphasizing the ever-growing importance of maritime power as means to promote peace, security, and prosperity.
The Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo’s 20-year career formally ended July first at a decommissioning ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base. The ship was the first of two Echo-class survey ships – alongside HMS Enterprise, which is still in service – designed for hydrographic and oceanographic operations across the world.
HMS Forth, naval guardians of the Falklands have spoken of their pride of patrolling the Islands at keeping the eternal flame of 1982 burning. As such they joined the Falklands' fortieth anniversary of liberation and end of the war, on 14 June together with RAF and Army personnel, VIPs and Islanders marking Liberation Day. June 14 is a public holiday in the Falklands since the Argentine surrender 40 years ago and was commemorated with a memorial service, parade and reception in Stanley.
On deployment in the Gulf, on patrol in the Atlantic, safeguarding home waters or undergoing training at bases in the UK, sailors lined up on parade grounds and flight decks to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70-year reign and this weekend’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense has announced it will support Qatar with military capabilities to counter terrorism and other threats to the international football tournament.