Sir John 'Sandy' Woodward has died, age 81. He'll be remembered most for his role leading British forces during the Falklands war in 1982
Members of the Royal Navy serving thousands of miles away from home sent touching messages home to their loved ones for Valentine's Day.
A submariner has been jailed for eight years for trying to disclose the secret movements of British nuclear submarines to "Russian spies".
Lord Bramall, who led the Army as Chief of General Staff during the Falklands War and was later promoted to the top military post of Chief of Defence Staff, said there was "a terrible question mark" over whether the required numbers of reservists can be found.
"If you are not going to get the reserves then you should not run down frontline troops as quickly as you intended to do," he told the Sunday Telegraph.
"The logical thing is you do not run them down until you achieve the build-up of reserves but finance is still driving the agenda."
Lord Bramall added: "The Royal Navy does not have enough surface ships to carry out the everyday duties of projecting influence, tackling piracy and all the other things they have to do all over the world.
"The defence cuts have been predominantly driven by finance, and the military has had to make the best of it."
The Royal Navy does not have enough ships to carry out its "everyday duties", and cuts in the ranks of the Army should be put on hold until more reservists can be recruited, a former head of Britain's armed forces has said.
Field Marshal Lord Bramall told the Sunday Telegraph that the armed forces were having to "make the best of" reductions that were driven by financial considerations.
His warning came as Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said he was "very confident" the Army can reach its target of 30,000 reservists by 2018, despite concerns the recruitment drive has started slowly.
A Royal Navy warship is expected to arrive in Gibraltar later after more than 40 Spanish boats were involved in a confrontation with the British authorities.
The arrival of HMS Westminster, a type 23 frigate, is not part of Britain's response to the growing row.
The vessel left Portsmouth naval base in Hampshire six days ago to join nine other vessels taking part in a pre-planned international training exercise called Cougar '13 in the Mediterranean and Gulf.
Cougar '13 is a long-planned deployment involving four Royal Navy warships, the lead commando group from 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines and elements of naval air squadrons.
A speedboat believed to have been used to smuggle cocaine worth £100 million was burnt after it was intercepted by the Royal Navy.
The Ministry of Defence said it was standard practice to sink vessels used by smugglers to prevent them from being used again.
Sailors aboard HMS Lancaster seized 22 bales of pure cocaine from a speedboat near Puerto Rico, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The drugs, which have an estimated street value of £100 million, were handed over to the Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo and then the authorities in Puerto Rico.
The Royal Navy mobilised a Lynx helicopter and high-speed pursuit boat in order to intercept the speedboat suspected of smuggling drugs.
The Ministry of Defence said that the three people on board initially tried to dispose of the evidence by throwing the drugs overboard, but this was recovered by divers.
The suspected drugs smugglers ultimately cooperated with the Royal Navy
The crew of a Royal Navy warship has seized a stash of cocaine with an estimated street value of £100 million after sailors boarded a speedboat near Puerto Rico, the Ministry of Defence has said.
HMS Lancaster made the bust after the boat - which was concealed by a tarpaulin - was spotted by a US Customs and Border Agency aircraft in the Caribbean Sea.
Three suspected smugglers and the 680kg haul of cocaine were handed over to the Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo and then the authorities in Puerto Rico.
The Armed Forces are celebrating the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s child in across the world today.
As well as gun salutes due across the capital the military will be marking the occasion around the world.
All of Her Majesty’s Ships – in home or international waters – are flying the Royal Navy Ensign from their Main Mast to mark the birth of the Prince.
HMS Kent, on operations in the Middle East, and HMS Lancaster, currently deployed on Atlantic Patrol Task (North) in the Caribbean added their own special congratulatory message to The Duke and Duchess spelling out “It’s A Boy!” on the deck of the Ship.
The Royal Navy is to change its traditional toasts to reflect the fact that "women have been at sea for over 20 years", the Ministry of Defence said.
From tonight officers will not use the traditional Saturday address of "Our Wives and Sweethearts", which prompts the reply "May they never meet!".
It will be replaced with the phrase "Our Families". The traditional Tuesday toast of "Our Men" will be changed to "Our Sailors".
In a statement the MOD said "The Royal Navy values the diversity and range of its personnel and it is only right that its traditional toasts should reflect the fact that women have been at sea for over 20 years".