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  1. January 17, 2012

    MoD announces fresh round of job cuts

    Britain’s Ministry of Defence has announced the latest tranche of redundancies to be carried out in the UK armed forces,...

  2. November 28, 2011

    Jet commitment keeps carrier strategy alive

    Britain’s commitment to buy the US-led Joint Strike Fighter combat aircraft and the diplomatic and commercial sensitivities...

  1. September 29, 2011

    Surging sector faces severe skills shortage

    At HMS Sultan, the Royal Navy base in Hampshire, near the south coast of England, 65 young men and women recently embarked...

  2. September 12, 2011

    UK military: Smoke clears after the budgetary bonfire

    Britain’s armed forces have been through an immense upheaval over the past year. But while there has been much confusion and...

  3. August 1, 2011

    Ultra Electronics gains at Royal Navy spending

    Sales of ejector systems for missiles and power controls for Royal Navy submarines helped boost profits at Ultra...

  4. June 13, 2011

    Royal Navy chief warns on Libya operation

    David Cameron’s government will face “challenging decisions” over how to maintain military operations over Libya if Colonel...

  5. February 28, 2011

    Ultra sees lift despite defence cutbacks

    The upgrading of London’s rail network and the nuclear propulsion systems for Royal Navy ships helped boost underlying...

  6. January 19, 2011

    UK military faces further £1bn in cuts

    Britain’s armed services had a tough time last autumn when the government announced plans for unprecedented cuts in military...

  7. December 15, 2010

    Forces urged to face tough spending calls

    Britain’s armed forces must prepare for “difficult and politically charged decisions” as the government works through the...

  8. November 26, 2010

    Dancing is just the start of my new life

    Ann Widdecombe, 63, retired as Conservative MP for Maidstone and the Weald in May, and is currently appearing in BBC 1’s...

  9. November 9, 2010

    Navy chief attacks Nimrod cuts

    The head of the Royal Navy has admitted he is “very uncomfortable” with the government’s plans to axe the intelligence and...

  10. October 24, 2010

    British military thinking must get cleverer

    Some of us have long warned that the Royal Navy was setting a course towards self-immolation by insisting upon purchasing...

  11. October 22, 2010

    Navy investigates how sub ran aground

    A Royal Navy commander is facing a possible court martial after allowing Britain’s most sophisticated and stealthy nuclear...

  12. October 15, 2010

    Outside Edge: Blow-up tanks for inflated times

    The brigadiers thunder, the air vice-marshals shriek. Advance signals from Britain’s top brass suggest that the consequences...

  13. October 15, 2010

    Is the Royal Navy really necessary?

    As the ship sailed into Dover on a breezy autumn morning, the officers and crew of HMS Kent stood at ease on deck to fulfil...

  14. September 22, 2010

    Trident skewers Britain’s post-imperial refit

    The British coalition government’s strategic defence and security review is degenerating into a dogfight which has...

  15. September 9, 2010

    BAE voices carrier cancellation fears

    Ministers have asked BAE Systems in the past fortnight to provide detailed financial costs on cancelling both of the planned...

  16. August 23, 2010

    Threat to warships raises national security fears

    Britain’s national security will be undermined over the next decade because the number of surface warships possessed by the...

  17. July 19, 2010

    Stick time: Computer control gives tiltrotor novice an easy ride

    The unique flying characteristics of the Osprey are recognised by the US pilot licensing authorities. “I’ve got a civilian...

  18. May 1, 2010

    Five classic toy boats

    The Royal Navy may not be as key to Britain's national identity as it once was but Toy Boats, an exhibition opening on...

  19. April 21, 2010

    Royal Navy troop carrier collects stranded

    The Royal Navy's HMS Albion yesterday sailed for Plymouth in the UK after picking up more than 250 British holidaymakers...

  20. April 20, 2010

    Navy rescues stranded UK troops and tourists

    Britain’s Royal Navy on Tuesday prepared to ferry about 250 stranded civilians back to the UK from the Spanish port of...

  21. April 20, 2010

    Navy sent to rescue stranded Britons

    The UK sent three Royal Navy ships yesterday on missions to rescue thousands of Britons stranded by the European flights...

  22. April 20, 2010

    Navy sent to rescue Britons stranded abroad

    The UK sent three Royal Navy ships yesterday on missions to rescue thousands of Britons stranded by the European flights...

  23. April 20, 2010

    Seaborne recovery missions recall Dunkirk spirit

    The British government's decision to dispatch three ships to rescue thousands of Britons stranded overseas is not the first...

  24. April 20, 2010

    Brown sends navy to the rescue

    Gordon Brown, Britain's prime minister, yesterday despatched three Royal Navy ships on missions to rescue thousands of...

  25. April 19, 2010

    Navy sent to rescue stranded Britons

    People carrier: Ark Royal, the Royal Navy’s flagship, was sailing south on Monday, although its precise destination was not...

  26. April 18, 2010

    UK to open airspace from Tuesday

    Three Royal Navy ships have been drafted to repatriate Britons stranded abroad UK officials are to open air space in...

  27. March 29, 2010

    Air force to be given its share of defence equipment orders

    Ministers are poised to sign new equipment orders for the Royal Air Force, including the A400M military transport aircraft,...

  28. March 28, 2010

    RAF to be included in new defence orders

    Over budget: the A400M military transport aircraft Ministers are poised to sign new equipment orders for the Royal Air...

  29. March 25, 2010

    Ministers set for naval spending spree

    Ministers are poised to sign off on a pre-election spending spree for the Royal Navy, including committing to two further...

  30. March 25, 2010

    Ministers set for naval spending spree

    Ministers are poised to sign off on a pre-election spending spree for the Royal Navy, including committing to two further...

  31. February 27, 2010

    The Diary: Andrew Roberts

    To the House of Commons to hear Charles, Marquess of Douro, direct descendant of the first Duke of Wellington, inaugurate...

  32. February 25, 2010

    Navy chief cautions defence planners

    The head of the Royal Navy argued last night that British defence planners must prepare the country for a wide range of...

  33. February 24, 2010

    Navy chief cautions defence planners

    The head of the Royal Navy on Wednesday night argued that defence planners must prepare the country for a wide range of...

  34. February 6, 2010

    Celebrate glorious war against slavery

    From Prof E.G. Nisbet. Sir, The War on Slavery ranks high among the Royal Navy’s proudest passages of arms, and John Lloyd...

  35. January 30, 2010

    From global superpower to empire of the senseless

    Dan Snow, presenter of Empire of the Seas (BBC2 Fridays), a rousing account of the great period of the Royal Navy and (thus)...

  36. January 21, 2010

    UK warfare debate

    The heads of Britain’s Army and Royal Navy have this week been engaged in a vigorous public argument on the future of the UK...

  37. January 21, 2010

    Military chiefs' dispute alarms Whitehall

    This week's open dispute between the heads of the army and the Royal Navy over the future of Britain's armed forces is being...

  38. January 20, 2010

    Military chiefs’ clash alarms Whitehall

    This week’s open dispute between the heads of the army and the Royal Navy over the future of Britain’s armed forces is being...

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