HMS Queen Elizabeth receives first seagoing Captain

Commodore Kyd has been appointed the first seagoing Captain of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

HMS Illustrious now likely to be sold for scrap

HMS Illustrious is to be sold for scrap after schemes to preserve her for the nation as a floating museum fell through.

Royal Navy fire warning shot at Spanish vessel in Gibraltar

A Spanish patrol boat reportedly tried to "hassle" an American nuclear submarine attempting to dock at Gibraltar.

F-35B goes to sea on first deployment in 2017

The F-35B's maiden deployment is set for late 2017 and it's bound for the Western Pacific.

Defence Minister: ‘No change’ to Clyde frigate plan

Philip Dunne has responded to claims that there could be up to 800 redundancies from Clyde shipyards.

No, the Clyde yards aren’t losing 800 jobs

Many news organisations have reported that there could be up to 800 redundancies from Clyde shipyards, this doesnt seem to be accurate.

British destroyer leads world’s largest mine warfare exercise

HMS Defender, a Type 45 Destroyer, is leading half a dozen warships as the world's largest test of mine warfare force gets under way.

Frigate escorts Russian task group along eastern coast

A Royal Navy warship has escorted a Russian task group along the eastern coast of the UK. HMS Somerset, a Type 23 frigate was used to monitor the Russian destroyer and its support ships as they transited through the UK area of responsibility. The Russian task group were returning from a deployment to Syria. A Royal Navy spokesman said: "HMS Somerset was...

UK to lead Gulf Maritime Force

The UK is to lead a joint maritime force to deter piracy, tackle terrorism, and disrupt smuggling.

£19m contract signed for Falklands harbour improvements

The £19m contract to upgrade Mare Harbour was agreed between VolkerStevin, based in Preston, and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

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