UK Navy

Britain's Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Is Becoming Clearer - And It's Not Pretty

Mark Curtis | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

The meaning of this from the rest of Jones's speech is clear - the head of the Royal Navy is seriously saying that British sea power and military force will protect and enhance British financial and commercial interests, including those of the City of London, especially in Asia. This is a clear exposition of the return of imperial gunboat diplomacy that Britain may be envisaging in the post-Brexit world.

We Don't Need to Leave the EU to Be a Great Country

Bob Morgan | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

It is not the fault of the EU that we choose to elect Governments more interested in hedge fund managers than providing social housing. It is not the fault of the EU that we demonise poor people for political purposes. There is another way of being a great country and that is by looking after those with the least - and the EU isn't stopping us from doing that either.

Commuters Were Thrilled When Their Train Underwent The Boaty McBoatface Treatment

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

The quest to name a £200m Royal Navy research vessel 'Boaty McBoatface' has inspired South West trains to rename one of its carriages 'Trainy McTrain...

Boaty McBoatface Is Not Going Down Well With The Former Head Of The Navy

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK

The former head of the Navy has accused the public of "going mad" in their quest to name a new £200 Million Royal Research Ship 'Boaty McBoatface'. ...

The Important Role Of Ships' Mascots & Pets

Marie Carter | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Marie Carter

Ship's pets and animal mascots have been a common sight throughout the ages until that is just over 40 years ago in 1975 when the Royal Navy banned th...

Navy Flagship HMS Ocean Quietly Scrapped

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics

The Government is to axe the Navy’s flagship to save costs despite spending £65million on upgrading the vessel a year ago. HMS Ocean, the bigges...

Faslane £500m Investment Is Proof Of 'Warped' Tory Priorities, Critics Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK

Chancellor George Osborne has been accused of having warped priorities by "boasting" about a £500 million investment for the Faslane naval base in Sc...

Where Is the UK Government's Nuclear Weapons Policy Heading?

Varinder Singh Bola | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Varinder Singh Bola

Whichever way you look at it, it seems that the fiscal hawks and disarmament doves have been blown out of the sky and have sunk into a deep blue ocean where the Trident Successor programme stares them head-on.

The First Female Navy Commander's Ship Has Sailed After Claims Of Affair

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

The first female commander of a frontline warship in the history of the Royal Navy, who left her vessel last month amid claims she had an affair with ...

First Female Navy Commander Leaves Ship Amid Affair Claim

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship has left her vessel after claims she had an affair with a shipmate. Commander Sarah West, ...

Remembering Friends on Armed Forces Day

Stacey Lucas | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Stacey Lucas

From evacuee in London at 11 years old, boarding a train to Sussex, adapting to civilian life, being fitted with artificial knees and walking the Great Wall of China with Queen Victoria's Great Granddaughter and raising over £20,000 to support the armed forces and their families. It is safe to say Norman Young, (Brigham) is an achiever, focused and determined individual.

Submarine Crew Nearly Cooked Alive After System Failure

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Dozens of British sailors nearly boiled to death after they were trapped on a broken nuclear submarine returning from a top secret mission. The mar...

Army-Navy Rugby Clash Hits Century in Great War Centenary: Victoria Cross Winner Remembered

Stephen Cooper | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

Before the Great War, Armed Forces rugby had to fight against the success of soccer - in 1906 the Army and Navy had 758 'Association' teams. A rugby Challenge match first held in 1878 was revived in 1905, became 'Official' in 1907 and an annual fixture in 1909, endorsed by no less than Admiral Lord Jellicoe...

Crew Feared Dead After Mumbai Submarine Fire

Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

Indian sailors are feared dead after a submarine caught fire and sank in a dockyard in Mumbai, it has been reported. Defence Minister AK Antony tol...

Would Britain's Army Be Able To Fight Another War?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

The head of the Army has warned that any gap between military resources and planned capabilities caused by spending cuts "could become quite dangerous...

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which Navy Trumps Black

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Navy is the new black. Sorry to all those so long, so black soul sisters, but I'm switching it up. I am in favour of the tender shade, the chic, elegant colour that Jil Sander may as well be ambassador for.

Somali Piracy - Misguided Complacency By the International Community?

Thomas Hauschildt | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Hauschildt

The presence of EU, NATO and other naval forces did not completely solve the problem of piracy, but reduced the risk for ships significantly. As of now four ships and 108 hostages are still under the control of the pirates.

Charlie Thomas

From Marine To Management Consultancy (INTERVIEW) | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

McKinney Rogers is one of the UK's best-known management consultancies. Co-founded by Damian McKinney, the ex-Marine applied the lessons he learned in...

Let Us Forget...

Grainne Gillis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

There are not many things I dislike about living in London. Of course, the weather could be better sometimes; transport could definitely be improved upon; and an increase in the living wage would help most ordinary Londoners. But the one day of the year I have come to absolutely loathe and despise in over a decade of living in this great city is Remembrance Sunday.

Remembering Afghanistan: Attitudes and Support Amongst the British Public

Rachael Gribble | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK
Rachael Gribble

Despite opposition to the Afghanistan mission, the public holds their Armed Forces in high esteem and understands what is potentially at stake in the campaign. We can therefore be fairly confident that on this Remembrance Sunday, the efforts of the UK's Armed Forces troops, and those we have lost, will continue to be warmly remembered, and appreciated, by the British public.

Newest Navy Sub Set For Testing

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK

The Royal Navy's newest nuclear submarine has set sail to begin sea trials on Saturday. The second Astute class submarine, Ambush, set sail from BA...

Nominate Your Heroes

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Macnaughton

It is said that the UK Armed Forces are the 4th emergency service and they are often called upon in the face of national and international emergencies such as flooding, earthquakes or even a security shortage at the London 2012 Olympics.

Today I'm Wearing

Vivian Ho | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Style
Vivian Ho

London summer is still holding up! Today I'm wearing a a floral print silk blouse from Reiss. The mix of the colours from the blouse are gorgeous and ...

David Cameron Praises Armed Forces Day

PA | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK

Communities across the UK will make a show of support for servicemen and women today as the country celebrates Armed Forces Day. More than 100 even...

US Navy F-18 Jet Fighter Crashes Into Virginia Residential Block (VIDEOS, PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home

A US Navy F-18 plane has crashed into residential apartment buildings in Virginia, USA, causing an intense fire that damaged buildings but which remar...