'Save Portsmouth Shipyard'

Up to a thousand posts are under threat at BAE systems based at Portsmouth Shipyard.

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History of Portsmouth Dockyard

Today's announcement that hundreds of jobs will be lost at BAE in Portsmouth ends centuries of tradition in the city and the careers of hundreds of workers.

From the earliest records - ship building features as an important part of life in the city. Henry the Eighth granted Portsmouth the official status of Naval Dockyard. Kerry Swain has been looking back.

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