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British sailor still missing

British sailor still missing | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
A British sailor has gone missing in Dubai while his ship, HMS Westminster, was docked, the Royal Navy says.

 

Leading Seaman Timothy Andrew MacColl, 27, from Gosport in Hampshire, was last seen getting into a taxi at 02:00 local time on Sunday 27th May 2012 after a night out.

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Timothy MacColl NOW MISSING FOR 816 DAYS or over TWO YEARS depending on how you count the time  -  Our thoughts go out to his wife Rachael who is still waiting for any news.

Will he ever be found?

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Falklands war vessel in which Argentina surrendered South Georgia, to the scrap yard

Falklands war vessel in which Argentina surrendered South Georgia, to the scrap yard | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

The Royal Navy man-o-war on which Argentina formally surrendered the island of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War began its final journey on Wednesday before being scrapped.

 

HMS Plymouth could not be saved despite years of attempts to find a permanent home for the frigate.

 

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Falmouth Mayor John Body welcomes HMS Severn commanding officer

Falmouth Mayor John Body welcomes HMS Severn commanding officer | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
FALMOUTH'S mayor hosted a reception for the commander of Royal Navy vessel HMS Severn during its recent visit to the town. Commanding officer, Lieutenant-Commander Steven Banfield of HMS Severn,...
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Benjamin Gwilliam from Glastonbury becomes Royal Navy Officer

Benjamin Gwilliam from Glastonbury becomes Royal Navy Officer | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
A 19-year-old from Glastonbury has celebrated his formal commissioning as a Royal Navy Officer on parade at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC).

Midshipman Benjamin Gwilliam was one of 115 Officer...
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Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Flight thrill crowds at Hull Veterans Weekend 2014 in East Park

Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Flight thrill crowds at Hull Veterans Weekend 2014 in East Park | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the tenth Hull Veterans' Weekend in East Park. Allison Coggan speaks to visitors including one of the last surviving Desert Rats.


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Roar of naval air power fills skies at Yeovilton International Air Day

Roar of  naval air power fills skies at Yeovilton International Air Day | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
A double helping of explosive drama and fireworks gave big crowds a bumper taste of naval air power at a thrilling Yeovilton International Air Day. Air Day veterans know the show always ends with...
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Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious to make final entry to Portsmouth

Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious to make final entry to Portsmouth | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

THE Royal Navy’s last Invincible-class aircraft carrier will make her final entry to Portsmouth on Tuesday.

 

HMS Illustrious will return home for the final time next week, the navy has now confirmed.

 

As revealed by The News on Thursday, the helicopter carrier is now ready for decommissioning.

 

An exact time has yet to be set for her arrival into Portsmouth Harbour.

 

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Warship's birthday celebrated in style with Plymouth family day

Warship's birthday celebrated in style with Plymouth family day | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
A CITY warship's 10th birthday was celebrated in style – with a party involving hundreds of servicemen and women and their families.


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Independence 'would end military shipbuilding in Scotland'

Independence 'would end military shipbuilding in Scotland' | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

Military shipbuilding in Scotland would be "finished" if the country goes independent, MPs were warned on Tuesday as union officials criticised the SNP's promises over the referendum.

 

One official said a Yes vote could jeopardise the decision to build Type 26 frigates in Scotland while another said voters were not "daft enough" to believe the SNP's "milk and honey" portrayal of independence.

 

The comments came during a Scottish Affairs Select Committee appearance and will add pressure on the SNP to do more to reassure shipbuilders over the impact of independence.

 

Henry Wilson, Unite staff convener at BAE Systems, said the unions knew that UK defence contracts would not be awarded to a foreign country.

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The aircraft carrier that never was

The aircraft carrier that never was | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

The Queen is about to name the first of the UK's controversial new-generation aircraft carriers in a ceremony at Rosyth. But a plan for a super-carrier five decades ago ended in acrimony.

 

HMS Queen Elizabeth is a major milestone for the Royal Navy and for British defence.

 

It also provides a strong echo with the past, and the Royal Navy's last - failed - bid for a new-generation of full-size aircraft carriers half a century ago. The first of those ships was designated CVA-01. Like the new ship, she would have been called HMS Queen Elizabeth. But she was the carrier that never was.

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Royal Navy sailors create chilli chutney range for forces charity

Royal Navy sailors create chilli chutney range for forces charity | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
A group of Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines have designed a range of chilli chutney sauces in an attempt to set palates and supermarket shelves on fire, raising cash for charity in the process.

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HMS Montrose returns to ‘home’ for six-day visit

HMS Montrose returns to ‘home’ for six-day visit | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

A Royal Navy frigate with strong ties to Angus is making its way “home” for the first time in six years.

 

HMS Montrose, which recently celebrated her 20th anniversary and has a long history with the town, sails into the harbour on Tuesday for a six-day visit.

 

The Type 23 frigate will berth at North Quay and her crew have a packed schedule, beginning with a capability demonstration for invited guests including the Duke of Montrose, after whom she is named.

The ship’s company will exercise their Freedom of Angus the next day, for only the second time since it was conferred in 2002.

 

With bayonets fixed, drums beating and colours flying, the ship’s company, led by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland, will parade from the former swimming pool at 6pm and march the full length of the High Street.

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Aircraft carrier to be named with malt whisky

Aircraft carrier to be named with malt whisky | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

The Royal Navy's biggest ever ship will be formally named this week — with whisky replacing the more traditional champagne at the ceremony.

The Queen will smash a bottle of Islay malt whisky against the HMS Queen Elizabeth at the event on Friday.

The ceremony will take place at Rosyth in Fife, where the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier has been assembled and fitted out.

The whisky to be used in the ceremony will be from Bowmore Distillery, the first distillery the Queen ever visited in an official capacity, the Scotland Office said.

 

Image: Artists impression of HMS Queen Elizabeth leaving Portsmouth

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HMS Plymouth sets sail on final voyage as rotting warship looks set to be scrapped in Turkey

HMS Plymouth sets sail on final voyage as rotting warship looks set to be scrapped in Turkey | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
Campaigners are hopeful a warrant secured from the High Court will force the ship - which survived bombing in the Falklands War - back to a UK port
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Minehunter stops off on long voyage home

Minehunter stops off on long voyage home | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

HMS Ramsay has come to Gibraltar from Toulon, where it took part in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Allied landing in Southern France, known as Operation Dragoon. 

HMS Ramsey took part in the salute along with many other vessels from France and around the world.

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Royal Navy alcohol consumption 'curbed' after fatal submarine shooting.

Royal Navy alcohol consumption 'curbed' after fatal submarine shooting. | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

The Navy is taking steps to tackle binge drinking after the shooting of a commander on a nuclear powered submarine by a drunken colleague, the government has said.

 

Coroner Keith Wiseman wrote to the Ministry of Defence after the inquest of Lt Cdr Ian Molyneux in January 2013.

 

The ministry responded in a letter and said new practices had "moderated" alcohol consumption, according to a letter obtained by the BBC.

 

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HMS Duncan's orderly first visit to Belfast

HMS Duncan's orderly first visit to Belfast | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
Ship ahoy! Landlubbers flocked to the quayside in Belfast yesterday as the Royal Navy's latest warship HMS Duncan paid its first visit to its adopted city.
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Officer named in alleged affair with first female warship commander on Plymouth-based HMS Portland

Officer named in alleged affair with first female warship commander on Plymouth-based HMS Portland | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
THE Navy officer who allegedly had an affair with Britain's first female warship captain has been named by a national newspaper.
The Sun claims Lieutenant Commander Richard Gray had an inappropriate...
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Royal Navy's Future Flagship Moved for First Time

Royal Navy's Future Flagship Moved for First Time | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

Britain’s biggest ever warship HMS Queen Elizabeth took to the water for the first time as she was moved out of dry dock.

With just two meters to spare at either side of the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier, a flotilla of tugs inched the ship from the dock where she was constructed at Rosyth, near Edinburgh, to a neighboring jetty where she...

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Full speed ahead for HMS Ocean during sea trials

Full speed ahead for HMS Ocean during sea trials | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
A DEVONPORT-based warship has successfully completed her first phase of engineering sea trials following a multi-million-pound refit.


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Royal seal of approval for Marines' birthday celebrations

Royal seal of approval for Marines' birthday celebrations | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
HRH PRINCE Philip proved a popular guest of honour as four days of entertainment celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines came to an end.


His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh,...

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Royal Naval Benevolent Trust mascot spends day with navy in Hampshire

Royal Naval Benevolent Trust mascot spends day with navy in Hampshire | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

AB Jack who joined the Royal Navy in 1922 wanted to see how the Royal Navy has differed from the Navy experienced.

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British naval credibility relies on two aircraft carriers

British naval credibility relies on two aircraft carriers | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

Britain must have two aircraft carriers to maintain its credibility as a maritime power, the head of the Navy has warned days before the Queen names the first...

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Royal Navy anti-piracy patrol ships hand-over

Royal Navy anti-piracy patrol ships hand-over | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

The Type 23 Frigate is perfect for the nature of the operations we conduct here, and this was proven by HMS Somerset and her crew seizing one of the...

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UK Royal Navy's HMS Argyll To Stop In Bermuda

UK Royal Navy's HMS Argyll To Stop In Bermuda | Royal Navy | Scoop.it

The UK Royal Navy's HMS Argyll is due to stop in Bermuda this week, with the shipping schedule listing the Type 23 frigate as set to arrive today [June 30].

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Plymouth sailors join charity cycle across the country

Plymouth sailors join charity cycle across the country | Royal Navy | Scoop.it
SEVEN Royal Navy cyclists have pedalled the length of the country to raise money for forces charities.


The team clocked up an average of 85 miles a day in temperatures reaching up to 26 degrees to...

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