Rachel MacColl, the wife of missing Leading Seaman Timmy MacColl, has spoken exclusively to ITV News Meridian before going to Dubai.
A Royal Navy officer murdered trying to stop a gun rampage on board a nuclear submarine will receive one of the highest medals for bravery.
The Portsmouth coroner has made two recommendations to the Royal Navy after a sailor shot himself.
23 sailors and Royal Marines who have gone ‘above and beyond’ the normal call of duty in careers spanning more than 20 years have been singled out for their selfless devotion.
The Naval personnel received the Meritorious Service Medal – the highest distinction for senior ratings or NCO outside the realm of bravery – from the Second Sea Lord aboard Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory.
Just 52 Meritorious Service Medals are presented each year by Vice Admiral David Steel, and as well as the presentation, recipients and their families are offered a tour of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard before an invite to lunch in Admiralty House, the Second Sea Lord’s official residence.
– Commander Mike Smith, Commanding Officer of HMS Somerset
It has been a pleasure to meet the Captain and crew of HMS Westminster. I am tremendously impressed with what they have achieved throughout their time in the Middle East and I hope we can continue and build upon the excellent work they have done. I wish them fair winds and following seas for their return to Portsmouth to be reunited with their loved ones at the end of the month.
Members of both ships’ companies, including the Commanding Officers, took time to speak to old friends, pass on key information about operations and port visits, as well as exchange farewells before they both go their separate ways.
While alongside in Fujairah, the Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster transferred essential stores and key information to HMS Somerset in order to enable her in the fight against piracy, narcotics smuggling, and terrorism as part of Operation Kipion.
After a busy six month deployment in the Indian Ocean and Gulf region HMS Westminster has begun her journey home after handing over the baton to sister ship HMS Somerset.
Uncharted areas of the Southern Ocean have been surveyed by scientists on the Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector, based in Portsmouth. The survey findings will help determine the scale of any clean-up work at penguin colonies off the Sandwich Islands.
They've spent 152 days at sea - sacrificing christmas with their families to help others in desperate need of vital aid.
But today, sailors on board HMS Illustrious finally returned to Portsmouth to a rapturous welcome.
The vessel was due to return in December but was diverted to the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan to help with the relief effort.
Although it's a month later than planned, today's homecoming was an emotional reunion for the families of the 650 crew on board. Richard Jones reports.
Christmas at last for sailors and their families.
Thousands of people have gathered on the dockside at Portsmouth Naval Base to welcome home the carrier HMS Illustrious.
The ship was due home before Christmas but was diverted to the Philippines to help deliver aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
So for many of the crew and their families, Christmas celebrations will this weekend!
Illustrious spent three weeks in the typhoon-affected region delivering supplies and carrying out repairs to buildings.
The crew believe they were able to help at least 40,000 people, many in some of the most isolated areas.
She has been away since August and will now undergo essential maintenance before going back to sea later in the year.
HMS Illustrious is heading back to the UK after helping in the aftermath of the Philippines disaster.
The ship and her 650 crew members delivered emergency aid supplies in response to the typhoon.
The 23,000-tonne ship was operating in the Gulf when it was diverted to the Philippines to relieve HMS Daring, which was one of the first ships on the scene.
Commanding Officer, Captain Mike Utley, said, "Our capabilities perfectly matched what was required in the Philippines.
"We were able to get to where we were needed quickly and our size and flexibility meant that we could store and distribute extremely large volumes of emergency aid supplies."