A young sailor from Cornwall is marking the centenary of the biggest sea battle of World War I - she is honouring her ancestor who took partRead the full story ›
This week marks the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the German Battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic.Read the full story ›
A Petty Officer has been awarded a prize for his dedication to boxing.
Royal Navy Air Engineering Petty Officer Luke Thomas, from 824 Naval Air Squadron was given the Captain's efficiency prize in a surprise ceremony.
It was in recognition of Luke’s commitment to running HMS Seahawk’s boxing club, and taking on the Fleet Air Arm Command boxing coaching duties.
He received a much-coveted Captain's Coin from Culdrose Commanding Officer, Captain Ade Orchard OBE.
Luke runs regular training sessions on the Base which includes fitness boxing technical training and ring work with sparring.
I was completely dumbstruck when the CO descended on the class I was teaching for the Phase2 trainees. Seeing the Base Warrant Officer – Warrant Officer Bridgette Turner, staff from the gym as well as 824, my squadron made me feel pretty humbled that people think what I’m doing is out of the ordinary.
I just love encouraging people to better their physical wellbeing and have a great time doing it. Boxing is one of the hardest sports there is, the people that come into the Seahawk boxing gym all have something to be proud of.
Luke also received a framed citation which will have pride of place on his wall at home.
Personnel from RNAS Culdrose have braved the bracing weather to pay their respect to the fallen.
The Merlin detachment from 824 Naval Air Squadron’s Sea Flight was participating in the first of two Joint Warrior exercises in the Hebrides when they made time to visit the Isle of Lewis War Memorial.
Flight Commander Lieutenant Commander Jack Ryan laid a wreath at the Island’s War Memorial at Stornaway.
The Isle of Lewis made a fairly large sacrifice during the two World Wars.
Their losses suffered in the Great War alone stand at around 1,300; which accounts for about 8 per cent of the total population, incredibly one man out of every six.
The final swansong for Culdrose's famous red and grey Sea Kings as they are decommissioned and the search and rescue service is taken overRead the full story ›
Having carried out over 40 years of rescue operations, RNAS Culdrose has handed over the search and rescue baton to a private companyRead the full story ›
Devon and Cornwall Police have reported that the roads around Helston and West Cornwall are particularly busy today due to Culdrose Air Day.
They are urging drivers to be patient when travelling in the area.
Thousands of people are expected at RNAS Culdrose in Helston today for the annual air day.
The Royal Navy base is home to a variety of military aircraft, including Merlin and Sea King helicopters.
There will also be displays from wing-walkers and Italy's version of the Red Arrows.
Gates open at 9am to the public.
Six RAF Typhoon fighter jets are at RNAS Culdrose this week for a training exercise off the Cornish coast.Read the full story ›
The SAR navy squadron in Cornwall are preparing for a formation flypast around west Cornwall to mark their 76th birthday.
The flypast will include many of the distinctive Red and Grey Sea King helicopters and is likely to be the last time they are seen together before the handover to Search and Rescue. RNAS Culdrose say the flypast is a thank you to the local people for their support.