Friends and family reunited with Royal Navy crew on board HMS Enterprise as the ship returned to Plymouth, after nearly three years at sea.Read the full story ›
Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, was in Dartmouth to visit the Britannia Royal Naval College on Wednesday.Read the full story ›
Today marked the historic decommissioning and final flight of the Lynx helicopter's service for the Royal Navy.Read the full story ›
A Portuguese submarine taking part in a Nato exercise off Cornwall became snagged on the nets of a French trawler.Read the full story ›
A Royal Navy-led operation has seized more than a tonne of heroin worth an estimated £160 million.Read the full story ›
A Royal Navy sailor who spiced up menus on patrol around the world has been named top chef in the armed forces.
Petty Officer Daryl Hall was awarded Armed Forces Caterer of the Year after he treated the 220-strong crew of HMS Richmond to fine dining and world cuisine despite the challenges of cooking and restocking a warship at sea during a 2015 deployment to the Gulf and Mediterranean.
The 30-year-old from Plymouth was nominated for his hard work during the ship's nine month deployment on on counter-drugs and counter-piracy operations.
He re-invented the ship's menu - introducing new tastes obtained during port visits - despite operating across four continents and in extreme conditions, including temperatures exceeding 50C.
This was a just reward for a thoroughly professional caterer who worked incredibly hard throughout Richmond’s nine-month deployment. It is good to see our highly trained Royal Navy caterers being recognised for their achievements.
When Daryl was not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, he also served as a member of the ship’s boarding team who were involved in the seizure of millions of pounds of illegal narcotics.
Daryl is now looking forward to his next appointment as a catering instructor at the Defence Maritime Logistics School at HMS Raleigh, Cornwall.
The Sea King helicopter will hold a farewell flypast around the West Country before it goes out of service.Read the full story ›
Drug busting and life-saving efforts by the men and women of RFA Lyme Bay earned their vessel the title of ‘Ship of the year’.Read the full story ›
A Cornish navy ship will be deployed to help tackle the migrant crisis in the Aegean Sea.
RFA Mounts Bay, and a Wildcat helicopter, will be sent to the stretch of water between Turkey and Greece, to help stem the flow of migrants making the perilous journey.
It will be joined by three Border Force boats.
The navy ship, which is based in Falmouth, will help identify smugglers taking migrants to Greece - passing the information to the Turkish coastguard.
This migration crisis is the greatest challenge facing Europe today. Britain has not faced anywhere near the scale of migrants coming to Europe as other countries because we are out of Schengen and retain control of our borders. But where we can help, we should.
The Royal Navy's legendary pilot, Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown, has died at the age of 97.
The pilothad a distinguished career in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, showing amazing courage flying fighter aircrafts during the Second World War, and helping to liberate the Bergen Belsen concentration camp.
Captain Brown, who had been appointed MBE, OBE and CBE, died on Sunday after a short illness.
His world records include flying the greatest number of different aircraft types – 487, and biggest number of carrier deck landings – 2407.
The Fleet Air Arm Museum issued a statement following his passing.
The Museum is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown CBE, DSC, AFC on Sunday. He's created a legacy which will last forever.
In recent times, the Museum has been privileged to call ‘Winkle’ Brown a friend and we had the honour of unveiling a bronze bust of him to mark his career in March 2015.
He will be greatly missed by all at the Museum.