The crew of HMS St Albans returned to the city after a nine-month deployment to the Middle East.
They left before Christmas but they're back in time to spend most of the school summer holidays at home. And, as Richard Jones reports, being apart for so long has been tough for the crew - and for those left behind.
A nine-month deployment is over for the crew of HMS Defender as the ship returns home to Portsmouth today. She has been in the Middle East working with American and French carrier strike groups as part of operations in Iraq and Syria.
The HMS Sultan Summer Show 2016 signed off in style as thousands of visitors attended the event for a Father’s Day to remember.
The show ran across the weekend and was crammed full of a huge variety of interactive displays and activities.
In the Main Show Arena, the crowds were wowed by gigantic roaring Monster Trucks and amazing stunts from renowned motor cycle display teams Bolddog Lings.
HMS Sultan’s Ceremonial Guard marked the Establishment’s 60th anniversary with a special marching display.
The aircraft carrier - HMS Queen Elizabeth - the biggest ship ever built for the Royal Navy is nearing completion.
In less than a year she will sail into her new home of Portsmouth, from her current location in Scotland.
HMS Queen Elizabeth already has a crew of more than 500. In the first of two special reports, our reporter Richard Jones looks at how the project is going.
The Royal Navy will mark the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II with a 21-gun salute at Fort Blockhouse in Gosport today.
The event is one of many taking place at military establishments across the country. At Portsmouth's Naval base, Royal Navy ships will celebrate with flags displayed along their sides.
"The Royal Navy in Portsmouth always celebrates the Queen's birthday in this way, but this year is obviously extra special as it marks such a significant milestone for Her Majesty."
A dedicated ex-Royal Navy Officer and civil servant, who has spent the last 16 years helping thousands of naval personnel make the transition from service to civilian life, has retired having clocked up more than 51 years of loyal service to the Ministry of Defence.
Royal Navy Resettlement Officer, Richard Slade (65), known as Dick, joined the Royal Navy aged 15 on 26 Oct 1965 as a Junior Seaman.
In the early 1970s he transferred to the Royal Navy Police, known then as the regulating branch and after 10 years good service and conduct was selected for Officer training at Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, where he passed with flying colours - winning the sword for best Special Duties student in his year.
The new multi-role jets which will equip the Royal Navy's new Portsmouth-based aircraft carriers are being put through their paces in the United States.
The F35s are a very much more sophisticated version of the Harrier jump jets which played a vital role in the Falklands war.
Robert Moore sent a special report from the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Gosport Royal Navy engineer Lieutenant Adrian 'Adie' Gibson has been singled out for his outstanding contribution to operations around the globe.
Lt Gibson, who has just left the Royal Navy after more than 30 years’ service, was awarded a commendation by the Second Sea Lord – Britain’s third most senior sailor.
The 48-year-old engineering officer, who grew up in Oxfordshire and attended Fitzharry School in Abingdon before joining the Navy in 1985, was recognised for his commitment and dedication working at the Fleet Intelligence Centre in HMS Collingwood in Fareham, Hampshire.
They are world class, described as the 'backbone of the Royal Navy'. But the Ministry of Defence has been forced to admit that the six Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyers need new engines - because they keep breaking down at sea.
There has been persistent problems with the engines and power systems on the warships, which cost a billion pounds each.
In 2014, HMS Dauntless had to abandon a training exercise. And in 2009, HMS Daring lost power in the Atlantic, on her first voyage to the US.
The MoD won't disclose how much the work will cost - but it's thought it could run to tens of millions of pounds.
Richard Jones reports.
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