Defence Secretary secures ships to protect home waters

November 22, 2018 – Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has secured the protection of British home waters by announcing he will retain three of the Royal Navy’s patrol ships. The future of the Batch 1 Offshore Patrols Vessels (OPVs), HMS Tyne, HMS Mersey and HMS Severn, which currently support the Fishery Protection Squadron, have been secured by the Defence Secretary. They will be retained for at least the next two years to bolster the UK’s ability to protect our fishing fleet as well as our shores. The Royal Navy currently provide…

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Fishery Patrol Vessel Shadows Russian Frigate

October 31, 2018 – Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Tyne has monitored a Russian frigate as it passed through the English Channel. The Portsmouth-based vessel kept a watchful eye on the Yaroslav Mudriy, a Russian Neustrashimy-class frigate, last week. Tyne is the latest patrol vessel to be activated this year to monitor the activity of Russian surface ships sailing in or close to the UK’s area of interest. Patrol ship HMS Mersey, destroyer HMS Diamond, and frigate HMS Montrose have all been dispatched to observe Russian vessels passing the UK…

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HMS Clyde Remembers 1982 War Dead in San Carlos Tribute

August 29, 2018 – On a fine winter’s day in the Falklands, Lieutenant Commander George Storton and his HMS Clyde shipmates salute as the Union Jack is raised over hallowed ground. Sailors from the Falkland Islands’ permanent guardship took the opportunity during their latest patrol of the British South Atlantic archipelago to replace the national flag at San Carlos Military Cemetery and Memorial. It was here in May 1982 that the liberation of the islands began in earnest as the remote site was chosen to put British troops ashore, beginning…

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