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Mexican tall ship invites visitors on board for Armed Forces Day

Mexican tall ship visits Portsmouth Credit: ITV News Meridian

The Mexican Navy sail training ship, ARM Cuauhtémoc, has opened to visitors this weekend in Portsmouth Naval Base, as part of her five day stop-over in the city.

The ship, which acts as a training vessel for the Mexican Navy, will open to visitors today and tomorrow. Access to the ship is free but visitors will need to enter Portsmouth Historic Dockyard via the visitor centre before going on board.

Royal Navy sailor found dead in the Seychelles named

A Royal Navy sailor found dead during a visit by his warship to the Seychelles has been named as Charles Warrender.

The Engineer Technician was serving on HMS Richmond. His body was discovered behind the national library in the capital city of Victoria at 6.45am on Saturday, according to local news reports.

A Royal Navy spokeswoman said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Engineer Technician (Marine Engineer) Charles George Warrender, from HMS Richmond, was found dead in the Seychelles on Saturday. The next of kin have been informed and the thoughts and sympathies of the naval service are with his family and friends at this sad time. The incident is currently under investigation by the local police, therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further."

The 23-year-old is understood to have been living in Portsmouth where his ship is based.

HMS Richmond, a Type 23 frigate, is in the Indian Ocean as part of Operation Kipion to protect Britain's international interests across the Gulf and the ship hosted a reception on board for British High Commissioner Lindsay Skoll last Friday to mark the Queen's birthday.

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HMS Ocean to become Fleet Flagship

HMS Ocean will become Fleet Flagship Credit: Royal Navy

HMS Ocean, the nation’s very high readiness helicopter carrier, will shortly assume the duties of Fleet Flagship.

The Plymouth based ship takes over from HMS Bulwark on the morning of Monday 1 June.

The ship will sail next month for the first of a series of exercises that will demonstrate the flexibility of the warship for tasks ranging from the delivery of humanitarian aid to the full range of amphibious operations.

Families cheer their loved ones as HMS Kent and Dauntless sail into port

HMS Kent (Foreground) and HMS Dauntless Sail home Credit: Kate Taylor
Twins Aaron and Luke Walker wait for their dad Leading Chef Benjamin Walker on board HMS Kent Credit: Kate Taylor
Families wait on the Quayside for HMS Kent to return home Credit: Kate Taylor
Cheering families welcome home HMS Dauntless Credit: Kate Taylor
Band of the Royal Marines welcome home HMS Dauntless and HMS Kent Credit: Kate Taylor
HMS Dauntless returns to Portsmouth Credit: Kate Taylor
Evie and Lacey Moore fly the flag for dad Petty Officer Joseph Moore aboard HMS Kent Credit: Kate Taylor

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New exhibition opens to mark 100th anniversary of First World War

It's one of the lesser known campaigns of the first world war, but conditions for soldiers at Gallipoli were probably worse than they were in the trenches of the Western Front.

To mark the 100th anniversary, a new exhibition has opened at the National Museum of the Royal Navy to dispel some of the myths about a struggle that went on for more than a year.

At the same time the restoration of the only Royal Navy ship to have been at Gallipoli is nearing completion. Richard Jones reports.

New uniform for the Royal Navy

World War II submariner Hedley Woodley pictured the last time the Navy uniform was changed Credit: Royal Navy

The crew of Portsmouth-based HMS Lancaster are about to make some naval history. They will be leaving Hampshire at the weekend - wearing the Royal Navy's first new uniform in more than seventy years. The design is described as 'more modern and practical'.

The Royal Navy's flame resistant new uniform Credit: Royal Navy
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