The frigate HMS Somerset returns to Plymouth today after a six month patrol in the Gulf and Indian Ocean. More than six hundred people are expected to greet the ship. It's been engaged in counter piracy and drugs operations.
One of the West Country's favourite warships turns twenty today. HMS Somerset has travelled almost 60,000 nautical miles since launching in 1994. The Plymouth-based frigate is on her way home from the Gulf where she's been taking part in a global security operation.
The Royal Navy has been testing its latest radar systems by firing LIVE missiles off the coast of Portland
These Seawolf missiles were fired at sea skimming targets from HMS Iron Duke. The ship has also been training with the new systems near Plymouth.
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HRH The Duke of York has opened a new education and resettlement centre at Devonport Naval base.
Prince Andrew unveiled a plaque and spoke to several servicemen and women already using the facility.
The centre is used to teach literacy, numeracy and IT, GCSE maths and English. It also provides courses for those who are planning to leave the Royal Navy and join the civilian workforce.
There are safety concerns over nuclear submarines at Devonport dockyard. It follows the failure of a nuclear ring main which caused a loss of power.
The local MP says he now wants a meeting with the owners of the Dockyard over the incident. From Plymouth, Bob Cruwys reports.
Hundreds of sailors and Royal Marines will march through Plymouth on today for a ceremonial event celebrating the city's close ties with the Royal Navy.
Around 550 serving personnel and veterans will take part in the parade, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the Naval Service in Plymouth being granted the Freedom of the City. The event is expected to attract thousands of spectators.
A helicopter crew from RNAS Yeovilton assisted sailors aboard HMS Lancaster seize 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, which is based at RNAS Yeovilton, 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.
A dog stationed at Her Majesty's Naval Base Devonport has won Service Dog of the Year.
Jura was the youngest dog in this year's competition and works with Ministry of Defence Police Dog Handler Constable Simon Hill.
Disciplines included criminal work, test of courage, gun attack, article search, agility and obedience.
Constable Hill and Jura competed in the Regional Police Dog Trials in Wales in February where they scored 765 points.
The pair has also qualified for the National Trials to be held later this year.
The Navy and Rolls Royce have been working together to come up with a solution to keep Britain's biggest ever warship refuelled and its crew with fresh food and water while staying out to sea.
A test rig has been set up at Torpoint to make sure the £25million project works before the kit is fitted to the giant aircraft carrier, Queen Elizabeth.
John Andrews has been to have a look:
Royal Marines on HMS Monmouth have been cycling round-the-clock while at sea to raise money for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
A bike has been mounted on a turbo trainer on the Plymouth based frigate. Nine commandos intend to clock up 4,825 miles between them.