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  1. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    As it says on the tin. Anything in the media in relation to the Royal Navy, please post it in here.
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  2. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Pompey News: "Victorious Festival is ready to rock"

    ‘Let’s give Portsmouth a festival!’
    Those were the words spoken by Andy Marsh, Ben Miles and James Ralls, who between them run Osborne Road pub eaterie the Belle Isle, its little sister in Chichester, and the Little Johnny Russell’s music bar at the top of Albert Road. This time last year they were gearing up to help out with the Victorious Vintage event, which saw around 40,000 people turn up for a free gig at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. But this year they’re doing something even more special with the Victorious Festival in August.

    ‘We had bands playing on a stage next to HMS Victory,’ says Andy, while sipping coffee in the Belle Isle.
    ‘They all thought it was an awesome place to be. We love music, and we thought let’s give Portsmouth a festival, with the idea to get as many local businesses and as many local bands involved as possible.’
  3. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Pompey News: "Battle commences for field gun competition"

    GRIT, determination and pure strength were on show at HMS Sultan yesterday.
    Two teams went against each other in the Roya Navy and Royal Marines Charity Field Gun Competition. The event see teams work together to assemble a limber – the front part of a gun carriage – before pulling it forward and attaching it to the gun which weighs 1,200lbs.

    Each crew was made up of 18 field gunners who raced to assemble an antique field gun and run with it along a track. They have to disassemble and reassemble the limber and gun, before dragging it home. The intense competition sees more than a tonne of weight lifted in one go, along with the gun being shot six times.

    The Brickwood Competition takes place on June 1 at HMS Collingwood, Fareham. HM Naval Base Portsmouth will be trying to retain its title and beat its winning time on one minute, 19 seconds.

    Tickets can be bought on the door and start at £5 for children and OAPs or £8 for an adult. Family tickets can be bought at £21. For more information visit and search for HMS Collingwood Open Day.
  4. AAF

    AAF War Hero

    Was on Hols Jim.....good vid #8.
  5. The Video from the Royal Navy is banned under the current MOD policy from a Navystar terminal haha
  6. One for the Clankies

    Another significant event for the clankies:

    The Tyne was shut down for the final time last year:

  7. That was a good little video.
  8. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Pompey News: "Submarine Close to Surfacing Again"


    In less than three weeks the refurbished hull of a Second World War era submarine will be revealed for all to see.

    Piece by piece the scaffolding surrounding HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, is being taken down. The final section is due to be removed early next month.
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Pompey News: "Sailor Earns US Qualification"


    A Royal Navy sailor has become the first to qualify as an aircraft director on a US carrier.

    Chief Petty Officer Stacy Gager, an aircraft handler by trade, is trained to co-ordinate aircraft moving around the USS Eisenhower as they prepare to fly or come in to land.
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  10. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Point taken Jimbo. We're still doing the PJT on the new media interest thread.
  11. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Pompey News: "Aft' Island Lifted Into Place on HMS QE1 (with video)"

    SHIPBUILDERS gathered to watch as the aft island of HMS Queen Elizabeth was lifted into place today.
    The island, which houses the ship’s air traffic control equipment, was lowered onto the flight deck of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier. It is the final section of HMS Queen Elizabeth to arrive at the Rosyth assembly site.
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  12. I was part of the original design team for the CVF project and still they built it? If the customer could have made their mind up what it was they wanted and more important what they could afford, they would have both been in-service by now?
  13. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Pompey News: "Brass Band at Silverstone" (Blame the newspaper for the headline...) :oops:

    MILITARY musicians of the Royal Marines Band Service are used to performing in front of huge audiences. So they took the opportunity to perform in front of a worldwide audience of millions well in their stride.

    Members of the Portsmouth band performed to a television audience of millions at the British Grand Prix on Sunday. The band appeared live on the BBC and Sky TV, playing the national anthem on the starting grid at Silverstone.
  14. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  15. Used to go to Royal Tournament every year when I was a kid, absolutely loved it and then, in 1974, I was in it as part of the Queens Colour Guard, Phil the Greek inspected us.
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  16. I was doing alright until they came up with the price of a ticket! £75! ... fish & chips on Southsea Common anyone?????
  17. Yeah ... but I'm a poor pensioner!!!
  18. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Sell your copy of "The Red Sailor" to make a few quid on the side... I mean, raise some money for 'chariddy' :thumbleft:

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