It's been reported that the former Royal Navy flagship, HMS Ark Royal, is to be sold as scrap metal for £3 million.Read the full story ›
It's been reported that an announcement is expected in Parliament tomorrow revealing that the former Navy flagship, HMS Ark Royal will be sold as scrap metal for £3million.
The ship was decommissioned in 2010, five years ahead of schedule and has been in Portsmouth harbour ever since.
The light aircraft carrier led the British fleet during the Iraq invasion after leading the fleet in the Adriatic during the Bosnian War.
The Royal Navy's newest one billion pound warship arrives into Portsmouth today. An official welcoming ceremony will be held on board HMS Defender - where it will be formally handed over to the Royal Navy. The Type 45 destroyer is the fifth of six to built to replace the old Type 42 fleet.
A minehunter has returned home to Portsmouth after six months at sea. The crew of HMS Ledbury received a rapturous reception after clearing mines from the first and second world wars in the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth-based warship HMS Ledbury will return home today after spending six months working alongside NATO counterparts in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Hunt Class minehunter and her 42 crew sailed in early January.
Since then Ledbury has clocked up 12,000 nautical miles and spent her time operating with NATO's permanent mine countermeasures group helping to clear the Mediterranean of historic ordnance left from the World Wars and more recent conflicts and to conduct a series of exercises.
Plans to scrap aircraft carrier not confirmed by Ministry of Defence. Tourist group still hopes to turn HMS Ark Royal into a diving site.Read the full story ›
The family and friends of Timmy Maccoll - a sailor from Gosport who disappeared while on shore leave in Dubai, have held a vigil for him.Read the full story ›
The public rated the Forces very highly, and personnel felt public support has increased in recent years.Read the full story ›
The study explores how those in the Forces think they are seen by people in Britain, their experiences of wearing uniform in public, and what problems they experience as a result of their service.
The study also reveals how they see their career prospects once they leave the Forces.
Richard Jones was at BAE Systems in Portsmouth today as workers moved a 900-tonne section of hull of one of Britain's new aircraft carriers.
The piece of the ship will be transported to Scotland later this month where final assembly of the carriers will take place.