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New RN Carrier jets

New RN Carrier jets

British F35 jet makes its maiden flight News British F35 jet makes its maiden flight 16 April 2012 The prototype of the Navy’s next-generation jet has taken to the skies for the first time over Texas. BK1, the first UK trials version of the F35 Lightning...

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Battle of Jutland - a bit of naval history

Battle of Jutland - a bit of naval history

Portsmouth and Jutland: the forgotten battle? If you had to pick one sea battle with which Portsmouthis irrevocably linked, it would probably be the Battle of Trafalgar. In terms of Portsmouth’s place in the nation’s history, Trafalgar, Nelson and 1805...

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Great picture

Great picture

Astronaut captures Banks Peninsula Last updated 09:44 15/04/2012 Share Print Text Size 0 comments 1 of 8 ESA/NASA Banks Peninsula. « Previous Next » An astronaut on the International Space Station has used new technology to capture an image of Banks Peninsula...

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Navy Rugby in UK

Navy Rugby in UK

Navy blow away the Eire force 13 April 2012 THE Royal Navy Rugby Union Senior XV renewed its rivalry with the Irish Defence Forces in Portsmouth last month. This was the 11th meeting of the two sides, the first being in 2002 at London Welsh. The overall...

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HMS Belfast, last of the big guns

HMS Belfast, last of the big guns

Big-gun Belfast is back as cruiser prepares to re-open to the public News Big-gun Belfast is back as cruiser prepares to re-open to the public 13 April 2012 Britain’s last ‘big-gun’ warship will open its gangway once more to the public next month after...

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Naval forces converge on Scotland

Naval forces converge on Scotland

Naval forces converge on Scotland for biggest military exercise in years News Naval forces converge on Scotland for biggest military exercise in years 12 April 2012 Warships from across the globe – including a dozen Royal Navy warships, submarines and...

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HMS Triumph's mascot

HMS Triumph's mascot

Rocky II premieres as Triumph teddy makes his mark News Rocky II premieres as Triumph teddy makes his mark 12 April 2012 After his debut back in February, the Navy’s only qualified teddy bear submariner, HMS Triumph’s Lt Rocky, has continued his adventures...

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