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02/19/2017 at 12:15. Facebook
South African warship Amatola arrives in Portsmouth ahead of centenary commemorations of one of the darkest hours in the country's history.

In February 1917, carrying troops to the Western Front to serve as labourers, the SS Mendi collided with another vessel off the Isle of Wight and sank, taking 616 South Africans down with her, all but nine of them native troops.

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02/17/2017 at 15:24. Facebook
Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have today destroyed a wartime device found in Portsmouth Harbour during dredging work ahead of the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonate wartime device found in Portsmouth Harbour | Royal Navy

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02/17/2017 at 15:08. Facebook
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02/17/2017 at 13:31. Facebook
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02/17/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
Croydon has honoured its only recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War I with paving stone. Commissioned to mark the achievements of Royal Navy Commander Gordon Campbell, VC, DSO, the very special memorial honours his bravery that earned him the country’s highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.
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02/16/2017 at 10:48. Facebook
The SAS Amatola has arrived in HM Naval Base Devonport for a few weeks of training with the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation.

The visit is part of a broader engagement between the UK and South Africa.

Plymouth Naval Base hosts South African Warship

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02/14/2017 at 16:29. Facebook
From the scorching operational arenas of the Gulf to the frozen lands of Norway, sailors and Royal Marines have been taking a moment to think about their loved ones while they serve at home and abroad.

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02/14/2017 at 14:02. Facebook
The frigate’s crew volunteered for two days at the Heaven Home and Saint Georges Foundation orphanages in Sierra Leone to help make life a little better for the youngsters as the ship visited the capital Freetown on her nine-month deployment.

HMS Portland crew help African orphans | Royal Navy

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02/14/2017 at 11:22. Facebook
RFA Wave Ruler was on Operational Tasking during the latter part of 2016 and spent Christmas in Scotland before heading down south to Portland to bring in the New Year.

Wave Ruler continues to provide support for FOST

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02/13/2017 at 14:17. Facebook
A specialist US medical team joined the helicopter assault group for the casualty drill – one of the tests of the Plymouth-based warship in her role as flagship of the Task Force 50, the premier naval group in the Gulf.

HMS Ocean takes part in medical exercise | Royal Navy

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02/12/2017 at 12:34. Facebook
Members of the Channel Dash Association together with Senior Naval Officers, gathered at Ramsgate Harbour to commemorate the brave aviators of 825 Naval Air Squadron. Flying in Swordfish Torpedo Bombers they attacked an overwhelming Fleet of German Battleships on 12 February 1942. Out of 18 aircrew who took off from nearby RAF Manston, only 5 survived. Their CO, Lt Cdr Eugene Esmonde was...
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02/12/2017 at 11:50. Facebook
Members of the Channel Dash Association together with Senior Naval Officers, gathered at Ramsgate Harbour to commemorate the brave aviators of 825 Naval Air Squadron. Flying in Swordfish Torpedo Bombers they attacked an overwhelming Fleet of German Battleships on 12 February 1942. Out of 18 aircrew who took off from nearby RAF Manston, only 5 survived. Their CO, Lt Cdr Eugene Esmonde was...
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Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has rescued 14 sailors after their racing yacht Clyde Challenger suffered damage in the Atlantic.

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Meet some of the people from HMS Mersey as they are reunited with their loved ones on the jetty in Portsmouth.
Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Mersey is back home in Portsmouth today after spending 13 months supporting efforts to tackle people trafficking and drug smuggling.

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The Royal Navy has announced plans to build a brand new Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) training unit in the centre of the Medway town Rochester.

Royal Navy to open new Reserve Unit in Rochester | Royal Navy

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The answer will be revealed on the Commando training twitter account at
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