Marching platoons have crossed the Millennium Bridge and entered Baltic Square for a rededication parade.Read the full story ›
HMS Calliope, the north east's Royal Naval Reserve training unit based on the quayside, re-opens today after a £3.1 million renovation.Read the full story ›
The Royal Navy hopes to identify North East sailors who were killed at the Battle of Jutland during WWIRead the full story ›
A North Yorkshire Royal Navy pilot has been awarded the Air Force Cross for grit, determination and courage - shown in his rescue of a climber in Argyll.
On December 18 2011, Lieutenant Commander Craig Sweeney, from Harrogate, led his search and rescue crew in what he later described as ‘one of the most challenging rescues’ he had ever undertaken.
In blizzard conditions, plummeting temperatures and pitch darkness, the team from HMS Gannet in Prestwick, Ayrshire, flew their Sea King Mark 5 helicopter to the aid of climber Dr Gareth Bradley, with a reported broken ankle.
The 3,074ft Beinn Sgulaird they flew to is 10 miles north east of Oban.
Dr Bradley, who now lives in Scotland, rescued the climber, who was in a precarious position near the 3,074ft summit and it was a race against time for the Prestwick-based Sea King helicopter in extreme conditions flying very close to the mountain’s rock face to recover him to safety.
Middlesbrough woman Claire Butler has become the first crew member recruited for the largest warship built for the Royal Navy. The 29 year old crew organiser will work on board aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth which is under construction in Rosyth, Scotland. It becomes operational in 2017.
After 27 years patrolling the oceans of the world, the Royal Navy’s Type 42 destroyer HMS York is preparing to bid farewell.Read the full story ›
A four day visit to Sunderland by the Royal Navy's biggest warship HMS Ocean comes to an end today.
The ship is returning to Plymouth after a visit which included a freedom march by crew members through the City and an open day which allowed thousands of people to go on board the vessel.
The Royal Navy's biggest warship HMS Ocean opened its flight deck and hangers to the public during a four day visit to the River Wear.Read the full story ›
The Royal Navy's biggest warship is being opened up to the public.
The ship docked in Sunderland (her adopted city) on Friday. Yesterday the crew exercised their Freedom of the City by parading through Sunderland's centre.
The public can climb aboard from Corporation Quay between 10am and 4pm today.
The crew of Sunderland's adopted warship HMS Ocean paraded through the city centre. It's part of a four day visit to the city.Read the full story ›