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Navy crew saves 27 from flaming merchant ship in eight-hour rescue

Navy crew saves 27 from flaming merchant ship in eight-hour rescue

The engine of their lifeboat had been damaged, leaving them 'bobbing around like a cork in a bathtub' next to the fire.
Spanish warships ordered British boats out of Gibraltar’s waters

Spanish warships ordered British boats out of Gibraltar’s waters

Royal Navy vessels were deployed in response to the 'foolish' stand-off which took place in British territory.
Spanish warship orders Gibraltar boats to leave British waters

Spanish warship orders Gibraltar boats to leave British waters

Royal Navy sends boats after threat to commercial vessels anchored off UK territory A Spanish warship has ordered commercial vessels to leave British waters, Gibraltar’s government said.The warship’s
Hammond's trip to China scuppered by Williamson's 'gunboat diplomacy'

Hammond's trip to China scuppered by Williamson's 'gunboat diplomacy'

Beijing reportedly scrapped plans for chancellor’s visit after defence secretary’s remarksPhilip Hammond is not going to China this weekend for trade talks, following reports that Beijing scuppered
We love this cheesy Valentine’s Day message from the Armed Forces

We love this cheesy Valentine’s Day message from the Armed Forces

The video was created to acknowledge the 11,000 members of Armed Forces who won't be home with their loved ones tomorrow.
Royal Navy nuclear sub in near-miss with ferry off UK coast

Royal Navy nuclear sub in near-miss with ferry off UK coast

The ferry has the capacity for 1,300 passengers and 660 cars.
An Indian researcher uncovered why some lizards have stripes and others don’t

An Indian researcher uncovered why some lizards have stripes and others don’t

As the First World War intensified and English ships started getting torpedoed with alarming regularity, British zoologist John Graham Kerr put forward an intriguing idea…
France steps up efforts to prevent Channel crossings

France steps up efforts to prevent Channel crossings

French authorities to improve cooperation with UK and increase coastal surveillanceThe French authorities have set out plans to prevent people in small boats risking the dangerous Channel crossing to
Home secretary cuts holiday short to deal with migrants crossing English Channel

Home secretary cuts holiday short to deal with migrants crossing English Channel

Sajid Javid as MPs have called for the Royal Navy to be sent in or Border Force cutters to be brought back from the Mediterranean to target the traffickers' boats.
Sailors stand at attention around HMS Queen Elizabeth arriving in New York

Sailors stand at attention around HMS Queen Elizabeth arriving in New York

The commanding officer said the new aircraft carrier is the biggest to sail into the city in 50 years.
Stealth fighter jet lands on brand new HMS Queen Elizabeth for first time

Stealth fighter jet lands on brand new HMS Queen Elizabeth for first time

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the event marked Britain's naval 'rebirth'.
Gritty pictures show life on the front line for Royal Navy servicemen

Gritty pictures show life on the front line for Royal Navy servicemen

They show life in service as men and women put their lives on the line.
Royal Navy veterans left fuming when Wetherspoons bouncers kick them out

Royal Navy veterans left fuming when Wetherspoons bouncers kick them out

They said the bouncers had a 'total lack of respect for those that have served Queen and country.'
First photos of Royal Navy ‘drunken sailors’ arrested in Florida after night out

First photos of Royal Navy ‘drunken sailors’ arrested in Florida after night out

The sailors went on a night out after a 20-day maiden voyage to the US on board Britain’s new £3billion aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Baby pigeons flown home to UK after sneaking onto Royal Navy’s brand new £3,000,000,000 ship

Baby pigeons flown home to UK after sneaking onto Royal Navy’s brand new £3,000,000,000 ship

The two 10 day old squabs were found by sailors on the HMS Queen Elizabeth as they made heir maiden journey.
HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier heads to US to carry first aircraft

HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier heads to US to carry first aircraft

American F-35s to be used for test flights but first landing is likely to be by a British pilotThe captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s new aircraft carrier, warned journalists before its maiden
Husband forced to choose between saving wife and dog from house fire

Husband forced to choose between saving wife and dog from house fire

The ex Royal Navy serviceman had to decide on either saving his dog or his wife.
Job fears as Japanese bid to build Royal Navy support ships

Job fears as Japanese bid to build Royal Navy support ships

Union warns of setback for shipyard workers if contract goes abroadFears are mounting that a billion-pound contract to build a new fleet of ships for the Royal Navy could go to a Japanese company. The
Senior navy officer jailed after indecently assaulting eight young recruits

Senior navy officer jailed after indecently assaulting eight young recruits

Charles Howeson, 68, used his 'qualities, advantages and power' to act as a sexual predator towards young men.
Pictures of Prince Andrew being ritually humiliated in the Royal Navy

Pictures of Prince Andrew being ritually humiliated in the Royal Navy

The young officer took part in a Crossing the Line ceremony to mark the first time he passed the equator as a seaman in 1982.