The Lascar Memorial - Ninety Years of Honour

Shahida Rahman | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Shahida Rahman

The 90th anniversary of The Lascar Memorial in Calcutta, India takes place this month in 2014. Many people will not know who Lascars were or why they should be celebrated. By highlighting the anniversary of this Memorial, I will be able to shed some light on the sacrifices these brave men made for England.

Black History Month Is About Asians Too

Shahida Rahman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Shahida Rahman

October marks Black History Month which embraces the history of African, Caribbean and Asian people who have a direct link with the UK through slavery, colonialism or migration. Lascars, or South Asian sailors, must be included in this significant group of survivors.

Man's Best Friend: Shipwrecked Sailor Rescues Jack Russell First, Then Returns For Wife

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

A sailor made sure to rescue his beloved pet dog from their sinking yacht – before returning to save his wife. Graham and Sheryl Anley were on a...

Woman Who Stole Ferry Shouting 'I'm Jack Sparrow!' Jailed

SWNS | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

A woman who caused thousands of pounds of damage after stealing a passenger ferry and crashing into boats whilst high on drink and drugs and shouting ...

Records Signalling The End Of The 'Drunken' Sailor Era Go Online

PA | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

A collection of more than a quarter of a million maritime examination records signalling the end of the stereotypical "drunken" and disorderly sailor ...

Paul McCartney Sends Personal Support To 'Lovely Rita'

PA | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sir Paul McCartney sent a message of support to Team GB's 49er sailors earlier on Sunday, in recognition of their boat's name Lovely Rita. Stevie M...

British Sailor Missing In Dubai 'Wants To Be Found' Says His Wife

PA | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK

The wife of a British sailor missing in Dubai has said on Monday her husband wants to be found. Leading Seaman Timothy Andrew MacColl, 27, known as...

WATCH: US Naval Officers Share The First Gay Dockside Kiss

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK

Marissa Gaeta and Citlalic Snell have become the first same sex couple from the US Navy to share a lesbian kiss. The traditional dockside embrace w...

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 ...

Royal Navy Sailors Who Fought In Libya 'Face Sack'

PA | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Scores of sailors who risked their lives during the Libyan campaign are among hundreds who will be made redundant this week, it h...