Royal Tongan Marines support US Marines in Afghanistan



The Kingdom of Tonga is a country in South Pacific Ocean that worked closely with U.S. forces during World War II. Today, Royal Tongan Marines are deploying to Afghanistan to support coalition forces. Sgt. Jeremy Ross has the story.

Royal Navy Hosts Three Japanese Warships | Forces TV



Three Japanese warships have arrived in Portsmouth for four days to help forge closer links with the Royal Navy. The ships belong to the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Training Squadron and are in UK waters as part of a five-month global deployment. The squadron comprises training ship JDS Kashima and two destroyers – JDS Shirayuki and JDS Isoyuki – and includes 180 cadets.

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Royal Navy could lose ‘fight on beaches’ ships in planned cuts – BBC Newsnight



The Royal Navy could lose its ability to assault enemy-held beaches under plans being considered by the Ministry of Defence, Newsnight’s Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban reports.

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Senior Royal Navy officer criticises war ship cuts



MoD slaps down senior officer who criticised plans to take the Navy’s two specialist landing ships out of service.
A senior Royal Navy officer was today slapped down after he publicly waded into a row about defence cuts.

Rear Admiral Alex Burton, commander of UK maritime forces, took to Twitter to vent his frustration about possible plans to take two of the Navy’s specialist landing ships out of service.

He also complained about cuts to the Royal Marines before deleting the post within minutes.

Royal Navy nuclear armed submarines reach 350 continuous patrols



Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon marked the UK’s 350th Trident armed submarine patrol by hosting talks on collective global security with NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the North Atlantic Council.
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RESCUE – Royal Navy Seaking 177 at Whitehaven with St Bees RNLI – HM Coastguard



St Bees and Workington Lifeboats with Royal Navy Seaking Rescue 177 at Whitehaven Festival. Demonstration rescueing of 2 lifeboat Crewmen in the outer harbour. Sunday 23rd June 2013

Royal Gurkha Rifles Showcase Weaponry in Brunei Exercise | Forces TV



The Royal Gurkha Rifles have been taking part in a live-firing exercise in Brunei, where they showcased various weapons systems including the Javelin anti-tank missile.

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Despite government claims, the Royal Navy isn’t growing



Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said in Parliament that the Government “are investing in a growing Royal Navy by building two aircraft carriers, the new Type 26 global combat ship, Dreadnought and Astute class submarines, and offshore patrols vessels.”
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Ultimate betrayal of Britain’s steel as Government plans to build Royal Navy ships with cheap import



The Tories could snub UK steel firms and use cheap imports to build new Navy warships.
Branded by one union chief as a potential “national scandal”, it is a further blow for an industry already battered by closures and job losses.
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