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  • All-action exercise reaches its climax with Royal Marines invading Scottish shores

    25 April 2012

    All-action exercise reaches its climax with Royal Marines invading Scottish shores News All-action exercise reaches its climax with Royal Marines invading Scottish shores 25 April 2012 The largest military exercise in Europe this year is drawing to a...

  • HMNZS RESOLUTION

    26 April 2012

    Final Farewell For Navy Survey Vessel Thursday, 26 April 2012, 11:45 am Press Release: New Zealand Defence Force Media Advisory 26 April 2012 Final Farewell For Navy Survey Vessel HMNZS RESOLUTION, the RNZN’s principal hydrographic survey vessel will...

  • Some spring happenings

    26 April 2012

    My old school is getting a paint job and looking good too, new owners are spending a bundle on it, want me to return but I will ponder for a while. Went to Pizza Hut the other day and had Lasagna followed by a bread pudding, took me back to my childhood...

  • A workup with the RN and the USN

    27 April 2012

    American warship put to the ultimate test by Royal Navy trainers News American warship put to the ultimate test by Royal Navy trainers 26 April 2012 For only the second time in more than 50 years of elite Royal Navy instruction, an American warship has...

  • HMS Illustrious ‘ready for anything’ as massive military exercise ends

    27 April 2012

    Illustrious ‘ready for anything’ as massive military exercise ends News Illustrious ‘ready for anything’ as massive military exercise ends 27 April 2012 HMS Illustrious is ready to take her place as Britain’s on-call commando carrier for the next two...

  • RNZAF celebrates 75th anniversary

    28 April 2012

    RNZAF celebrates 75th anniversary Last updated 11:59 28/04/2012 Share Print Text Size 8 of 8 MICHAEL BRADLEY/Fairfax NZ The RNZAF paraded through Auckland to celebrate their 75th anniversary. « Previous Next » Swords were drawn and bayonets fixed as the...

  • Largest NZ Defence Force Exercise in 15 Years Underway

    28 April 2012

    Largest NZ Defence Force Exercise in 15 Years Underway Saturday, 28 April 2012, 3:05 pm Press Release: New Zealand Defence Force Largest NZ Defence Force Exercise in 15 Years Underway The New Zealand Defence Force has commenced its biggest joint exercise...

  • Restored Saddam-busting Lynx donated to Fleet Air Museum

    30 April 2012

    Restored Saddam-busting Lynx donated to Fleet Air Museum News Restored Saddam-busting Lynx donated to Fleet Air Museum 30 April 2012 One of the most battle-hardened helicopters in Royal Navy history has been restored to its state in its finest hour ahead...

  • HMS Montrose enjoys bayou tapestry in New Orleans

    30 April 2012

    Montrose enjoys bayou tapestry in New Orleans News Montrose enjoys bayou tapestry in New Orleans 30 April 2012 HMS Montrose spent an unforgettable six days in New Orleans as she helped Americans begin bicentennial commemorations of the War of 1812. The...

  • HMS Diamond fires her first Sea Viper

    01 May 2012

    Bird away! Diamond fires her first Sea Viper 1 May 2012 Britain’s third cutting-edge Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond is ready to deploy having fired her main armament for the first time. The ship downed a drone target on a range off the Outer Hebrides using...

  • RN Navy chefs on display

    02 May 2012

    Confection perfection welcomes Dragon to the Fleet News Confection perfection welcomes Dragon to the Fleet 1 May 2012 Cutting-edge destroyer HMS Dragon was presented with a magnificent character-filled cake to mark her commissioning into the Fleet. The...

  • HMS Dauntless dazzles in security sweep off West Africa

    02 May 2012

    Dauntless dazzles in security sweep off West Africa News Dauntless dazzles in security sweep off West Africa 1 May 2012 HMS Dauntless played a key part in helping to keep the waters off West Africa safe during a major international exercise. The Portsmouth-based...

  • Just had a rack of lamb

    02 May 2012

    Another day of holiday and tomorrow is my day off, isn't that wonderful. Mei roasted a rack of lamb, from Mongolia and delicious, would prefer New Zealand lamb but they won't export enough of it here for some reason. Maybe because it is China, or maybe...

  • Just had a rack of lamb

    02 May 2012

    Another day of holiday and tomorrow is my day off, isn't that wonderful. Mei roasted a rack of lamb, from Mongolia and delicious, would prefer New Zealand lamb but they won't export enough of it here for some reason. Maybe because it is China, or maybe...

  • Submariners reflect on Falklands Conflict

    04 May 2012

    Submariners reflect on Falklands Conflict News Submariners reflect on Falklands Conflict 3 May 2012 A retrospective on British submarines in the Falklands Conflict was officially opened with an historic ceremony and a nod to the future of the Silent Service....

  • My hometown has a visitor from Aussie

    05 May 2012

    Nelson's just the place to relax Last updated 12:30 05/05/2012 Share Print Text Size COLIN SMITH/Fairfax NZ AUSSIE VISITOR: The Royal Australian Navy's Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Newcastle berthed at Port Nelson Rest and recreation is the plan for the...

  • A cake fit for a Queen

    17 May 2012

    Ex-marines help produce a cake fit for the Queen News Ex-marines help produce a cake fit for the Queen 17 May 2012 Two former Royal Marine chefs were reunited as the helped to craft a magnificent cake for the Queen on behalf of the Armed Forces to mark...

  • HMS Daring visits Saudi Arabia

    17 May 2012

    Jubail, not Jubilee, for Daring News Jubail, not Jubilee, for Daring 17 May 2012 HMS Daring showed what she can bring to security and stability in the Gulf region when she dropped in on her Saudi partners. The list of firsts on the Portsmouth-based warship’s...

  • A bit of Parade Training from the UK

    18 May 2012

    Sailors and marines hone drill skills for Windsor Diamond Jubilee parade News Sailors and marines hone drill skills for Windsor Diamond Jubilee parade 17 May 2012 With just two days to go to the military’s principal Diamond Jubilee event, sailors and...

  • Australian Warship's China visit a show of closer ties

    19 May 2012

    Warship's China visit a show of closer ties Philip Wen, Shanghai May 17, 2012 Read later HMAS Ballarat welcoming ceremony in Shanghai Herald Correspondent Philip Wen caught HMAS Ballarat coming into Shanghai. Autoplay On Off Video feedback Video settings...

  • The world watches as Olympic flame arrives at Culdrose

    19 May 2012

    The world watches as Olympic flame arrives at Culdrose and helps ignite “the hopes of a nation” News The world watches as Olympic flame arrives at Culdrose and helps ignite “the hopes of a nation” 18 May 2012 The Olympic Flame this evening flew into RNAS...

  • Indian naval ships visit Haiphong

    20 May 2012

    Indian naval ships visit Haiphong The INS Shivalik (VOV) - Two Indian naval ships, the INS Shivalik and INS Karmuk, commanded by Rear Admiral Ajit Kumar P, who is also the Eastern Naval Commander, docked in Haiphong port city on May 19. Indian naval ship...

  • US servicemen and women urged to join Australian military

    20 May 2012

    US servicemen and women urged to join Australian military amid budget cuts Email More Sharing Services Share | Share on facebook Share on twitter Print Posted: May 20, 2012 11:07 AM CST Updated: May 20, 2012 11:07 AM CST Source: The Sunday Telegraph CANBERRA...

  • Rotorua City salutes veteran parade leader

    23 May 2012

    City salutes veteran parade leader Abigail Hartevelt | Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:33 Lt Col George MacLeod led the Anzac Day parade in Rotorua for 50 years. Related Obituary: Norm Hepburn Obituary: WWII fighter pilot Geoff Fisken Your chance to salute community...

  • Meet the War Lady: Royal Navy appoints first ever woman commander of a frontline warship

    23 May 2012

    Meet the War Lady: Royal Navy appoints first ever woman commander of a frontline warship By IAN DRURY, DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT PUBLISHED: 19:26 EST, 21 May 2012 | UPDATED: 02:46 EST, 22 May 2012 Comments (128) Share Master and commander: Sarah West, 40,...

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