Today at Headquarters Task Force Helmand in Lashkar Gah, Southern Afghanistan, a ceremony was held to mark the transfer of authority between 16 Air Assault Brigade and Plymouth-based 3 Commando Brigade. During their six-month tour, 16 Air Assault Brigade took part in one of the most significant operations in Helmand province since British troops have been deployed to … [Read more...] about 3 Commando Brigade take control from 16 Air Assault Brigade in Southern Afghanistan
More than 600 families and friends braved the biting wind to welcome their loved ones home aboard HMS Montrose when the ship arrived in Plymouth this morning (Friday 3 October). The crew of the Type 23 frigate were praised by their commanding officer Commander Andy Hogben after a successful seven-month operational deployment in the Gulf which included a ten-tonne illegal … [Read more...] about HMS Montrose home to warm welcome after anti-drugs success
The Trafalgar class attack submarine HMS Turbulent has left Devonport Naval Base among the most advanced communications links in the Royal Navy's fleet of submarines after a Ministry of Defence update. Several key upgrades, along with routine service and maintenance, were incorporated in the job delivered by Babcock Marine at Devonport, which will extend the submarine's … [Read more...] about HMS Turbulent receives the most advanced communications.
Musical Royal Marines have helped boost funds for Plymouth good causes. Royal Marines from Stonehouse, Plymouth today presented four charities with cheques totalling £6,000. The beneficiaries are: Ford Park Cemetery Fund, Friends and Families of Special Children, Help for Heroes and The Plymouth Guild Fund. This money has been raised by the hard work of Carole Dinham who is … [Read more...] about Musical Royal Marines have helped boost funds for Plymouth good causes
The Devonport-based Type 23 Frigate, HMS Northumberland has left port today for a six-month mission to carry out maritime security duties in the Middle East and patrol the South Atlantic. The ship will sail through three oceans, Indian, Atlantic , and Pacific, pass through the Suez and Panama canals and rounding Cape Hope and Cape Horn. She will operate round the horn of … [Read more...] about HMS Northumberland departs for six-month mission
A prize-winning Royal naval photographer has helped raise thousands of pounds for war veterans. Petty Officer Sean Clee, The Royal Navy's Photographer Of The Year is exhibiting his award-winning images of the Royal Marines in Afghanistan at the city's Masa Fine Art Gallery in the Royal William Yard. An auction of paintings commissioned for the occasion raised £8,000. The … [Read more...] about Top Royal Naval photographer raises thousands for war veterans.
HMS Bulwark's crew deserted their ship and ran away, but all in a good cause, their destination the top of the Rock of Gibraltar. The traditional race which takes runners from the dockyard to the top of the Rock, a gruelling course which although only 2.5 miles long ascends some 1,250 feet has been contested by visiting ships for over 50 years. The winner in this instance … [Read more...] about Royal Navy crew run gruelling race.
Three and a half years after she was last submerged at sea HMS Victorious left Devonport, Plymouth, today (Thursday 10 July) sailed through Plymouth Sound and out to sea where she begins six months of trials. The Trident missile submarine has been undergoing a major over haul (Long overhaul period) (Refuel), worth around £270m by Babcock Marine, at Devonport Naval Base since … [Read more...] about HMS Victorious leaves Plymouth after three-year refit.
Warrant Officer Andy Cray, 42, has been awarded the MBE for his ground-breaking work with the Plymouth-based amphibious landing ship HMS Albion. The marine engineering specialist said: “Being awarded a MBE is the ultimate accolade to a long and successful career.” Andy, from Plymouth, now works in Devonport Naval Base for the Superintendant Fleet Maintenance … [Read more...] about Royal Navy Engineer Honoured by the Queen for Pioneering Work