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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.
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.
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.
Four Royal Navy sailors accused of sexual assault at a party in Canada are due back in court.
The men, three from Hampshire, are members of an ice hockey team and were playing at a military tournament in Nova Scotia.
If found guilty they could be sentenced to fourteen years in prison.
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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.
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'.