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Ambassador Brenton and King Albert II at HMS Vindictive ceremony

HMS Vindictive Memorial at Ostend, Belgium, Royal Navy

The memorial of HMS Vindictive was relocated to Ostend in the presence of Belgian King Albert II and Ambassador Brenton.

The City of Ostend has relocated a highly esteemed memorial, the bow of Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Vindictive during a ceremony attended by Belgian King Albert II and his wife, Queen Paola.

Royal Navy’s Merlin Mk2 Fleet Fully Operational

Lockheed Martin UK delivered the first five of the upgraded helicopters to the Royal Navy

The £807m upgrade of the Royal Navy’s Merlin Mk2 helicopters is nearing completion with the fleet being declared fully operational by the Ministry of Defence (MOD

Lockheed Martin UK has now delivered 24 of the 30 airframes that were to be upgraded as part of the Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme and the programme has been delivered ahead of time and on budget.

Construction begins on new base for the Royal Navy in Bahrain

 Foreign Secretary and Royal Navy personnel attend Mina Salman Port groundbreaking ceremony.

The Foreign Secretary attended a groundbreaking ceremony in Bahrain today to start the construction of a new Royal Navy facility.

Mina Salman Port will play a central role in the Royal Navy’s ability to operate in the region, and reaffirms the UK’s determination to work with Bahrain to maintain security and stability in the Gulf.

This facility will give the UK an enhanced and permanent presence in the region, allowing longer-term deployments in the Gulf.

Royal Navy in Mediterranean drugs seizure

HMS Richmond drugs seizure.

The crew of a Royal Navy warship have seized around £3m worth of cannabis during a security patrol in the Mediterranean.

The Portsmouth based frigate HMS Richmond sent up her Lynx helicopter that spotted what was believed to be a drug smuggling boat and immediately moved in to investigate.

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