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Giving military children a voice

Many of the UK's 90,000 children of service personnel live in our region. Many have to cope with the stress of having one of their parents far away, often facing the dangers of conflict.

In the latest update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - a group of military youngsters in Plymouth aim to help schools better understand the stresses and strains they face in family life.

HMS Turbulent prepares to leave operational service

The Plymouth-based submarine HMS Turbulent will officially leave operational service at a decommissioning ceremony on Saturday (14th July) after 29 years of service.

The event marks the end of distinguished service, of the second oldest of the Royal Navy’s Trafalgar Class submarines with the Royal Navy and will be staged in HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth.

Piracy mission for Westcountry aircrew

A team from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose set sail to the Indian Ocean today on a six month deployment helping in the fight against piracy.

The team will spend six months in the Indian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Gulf. Credit: RNAS Culdrose

The Aircrew and engineers from 829 Naval Air Squadron and their Merlin helicopter are heading to the Indian Gulf aboard HMS Sutherland. They will help with Counter Piracy Operations within the area as well as surveillance for Counter Drug and People and Weapon trafficking.

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