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Samuel Corby

Samuel is a defence commentator with a particular interest in the South Pacific.

Canadian Commodore becomes first female Commander of NATO flotilla

Canadian officer Josee Kurtz has become the first female commander of a NATO Standing Maritime Group.

New Zealand announces replacement for venerable Hercules fleet

New Zealand is set to operate the C-130J Super Hercules.

One of the Royal Navy’s smallest vessels deploys to support its biggest

HMS Magpie is engaged in a programme of survey work.

HMS Montrose visits Britain’s most remote territory

Type 23 Frigate HMS Montrose has made an historic visit to the United Kingdom's most remote overseas territory, the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific, where she has joined the war on pollution and enjoyed the hospitality of locals.

Papua New Guinea commissions first of new generation patrol boats

The Australian government has handed over the first of twenty-one new build Guardian Class patrol boats being delivered under the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement program to regional neighbours.

Australian Minehunters head north in further sign of changing priorities

A pair of Royal Australian Navy minehunters have departed Sydney for a three month deployment to North-east Asia.

New Zealand announces procurement of new naval dive tender

The Royal New Zealand Navy is to restore the diving and hydrographic support capability lost following the decommissioning of HMNZS Resolution and HMNZS Manawanui with the purchase of a Norwegian built offshore support vessel.

HMS Protector concludes brief survey mission in Diego Garcia

Antarctic patrol vessel HMS Protector has completed her brief survey mission in the unusually temperate climate of the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Record-breaking Australian Frigate Returns Home

HMAS Warramunga has received a hero’s welcome at the Garden Island naval base in Sydney following a nine-month deployment that saw her become the most successful coalition warship in the Middle East seizing over 33 tonnes of narcotics.

British Government launches new hurricane plan for the Caribbean

The Foreign Office has announced a series of new measures that will be taken to prepare the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean for the imminent hurricane season.