UK Navy

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 31.08.2015 | 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 30.06.2015 | 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...

WATCH: Sailor Returns Home Unexpectedly, Photobombs Grandmother

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK Comedy

There are many, many, many 'welcome home!' videos online, where members of the armed forces return from their time abroad to surprise their loving fam...

Thirty Years On, Could We Still Re-Take the Falklands?

Endeavour Press | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

As we approach the thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands War - which started on 2 April 1982 - Britain's victory is justly recalled. That the war came near to disaster is conveniently forgotten. How well-placed are we to hold the islands today?

Philippines 'Comes Back Home to the US' to Keep China Away from the Neighbourhood

Anshuman Rawat | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics
Anshuman Rawat

More than 20 years after a vote in its Senate asked the United States to vacate large-scale military bases in the country and leave, the Philippines a...

All I Want For Christmas Is (To Come Home): Crew On HMS Ocean Sing Christmas Hit

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Politics

Aviation crew on HMS Ocean, the largest ship in the royal navy, made a Christmas DVD singing ‘All I want for Christmas is You’ after hearing they ...

Weekend Shopping: Get Motorcycle Temptiness With Christmas Party Biker Chic

Sarah McGiven | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

With its insouciant, smoking hot cool, the biker jacket is an irresistibly easy, fashion-by-numbers way to add edgy, bad girl vibes to your look, particularly when flung over a fancy frock.