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Port Divisions

THOSE who like to take a look at the official Navy List will see alongside the name of every ship the following letters, italicised, in brackets (Ch), (Po), (Dev). These signify the Port Division to which the ships belong, either Chatham, Portsmouth, or Devonport. For general administrative purposes the Navy is split into three Port Divisions, and every ship, man, or scrap of material belongs to one or the other. Read more about Port Divisions

A fleet of pickup trucks joins RFA Argus in Gibraltar

Pickup trucks are loaded onto the RFA Argus. Picture: Crown Copyright 2014

The 32 UK-funded vehicles are on their way to Sierra Leone where they will transport staff, medicines and equipment to help defeat Ebola.

32 UK-funded pickup trucks to assist efforts to defeat Ebola in Sierra Leone have been loaded aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus during a planned stop at a British Naval Base in Gibraltar.

Throughout the day on Tuesday 21 October, the vehicles were lifted onto the deck of the ship where they will remain until the ship reaches Freetown later next week. Read more about A fleet of pickup trucks joins RFA Argus in Gibraltar

Plans to deliver the most modern Navy in the world

£100m of infrastructure development in new dock facilities at Portsmouth Naval Base will further support the arrival of the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. Image: BAE Systems / MoD

£100m investment in Portsmouth Naval Base confirmed.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne today (Friday 30 January) visited Portsmouth where he set out the government’s next steps in building the most modern navy in the world.

On a visit to the home of the Royal Navy, the Chancellor announced a new national shipbuilding strategy in advance of a decision later this year on orders for the brand new Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The Chancellor also announced that these multi-million pound ships will be based at the Navy bases in Portsmouth and Plymouth. Read more about Plans to deliver the most modern Navy in the world

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