'Thousands of jobs could be safeguarded if Royal Navy support ship deal stays in UK'

‘Thousands of jobs could be safeguarded if Royal Navy support ship deal stays in UK’

More than 16,000 jobs could be protected by giving a bumper shipbuilding contract for Royal Navy support vessels to a British yard, figures revealed yesterday(MON). The potential boost is more than double previous estimates and piled pressure on the Tories to award the £1billion deal to UK workers. Campaigners want the contract for two, possibly […]

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Campaigners step-up fight for new Royal Navy support ships to be built in Britain

Campaigners step-up fight for new Royal Navy support ships to be built in Britain

Campaigners today call on the Government to change a key shipbuilding plan to save Britain’s naval industry. Union leaders want Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson to hand a £1billion contract for new Royal Navy support ships to a UK consortium. They believe a tweak to the National Shipbuilding Strategy would mean Fleet Solid Support ships, which […]

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And all who sail in … it? The language row over making ships female | World news

Anachronistic and patronising, or benign nautical tradition? The appropriateness of referring to ships as “she” has been challenged by the Scottish Maritime Museum’s decision this week to adopt gender-neutral signage for its vessels. The move has provoked debate over when, if ever, it is acceptable to use the feminine pronoun for inanimate things. It’s not […]

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Nuclear test veteran Doug, 82, honoured for lifetime of campaigning

Nuclear test veteran Doug, 82, honoured for lifetime of campaigning

A hero of Britain’s nuclear tests has been given a lifetime achievement award for tirelessly campaigning against decades of government denial. Doug Hern was honoured in the Soldiering On awards, which recognise all those who support the armed forces community. The organisation’s patron is Defence Minister the Earl Howe, who saw Doug pick up the […]

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Soldiers suffering from PTSD reveal how charity helped them get back to work

Soldiers suffering from PTSD reveal how charity helped them get back to work

The number of war veterans ­needing job support after being ­diagnosed with PTSD has doubled in four years, according to a charity. Since 2010, The Poppy Factory has helped more than 1,100 ex-Forces men and women with mental and physical health problems find work that suits them. Four out of five veterans who approach the […]

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Royal Navy sailors ‘caught performing sex act with eight ball in family pub’

Royal Navy sailors were allegedly caught performing a sex act with an eight ball at a family pub. A video of the incident was sent to CornwallLive after the newspaper reported ten personnel from RNAS Culdrose were being investigated over the incident at the Red Lion pub in Helston, Cornwall. Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed […]

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Brit navy heroes in two hour standoff with Spain off Gibraltar after warship storms UK waters and REFUSES to leave

A ROYAL Navy patrol boat faced off against a huge Spanish warship today after the rogue vessel invaded British territorial waters off the coast of Gibraltar. The tense standoff lasted for around two hours after the Spanish ship Infanta Cristina refused to leave our waters, according to a local Brit who photographed the incident. RockMedia […]

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John Humphrys ‘to quit BBC Radio 4’s Today show’ after 32 years

In a move that some radio listeners will describe as the end of an era and some will welcome as a long-overdue relief Radio 4’s Today programme anchor John Humphrys has strongly hinted that he will leave the long-running Today programme some time this year. While he is vague about the exact reasons for his […]

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Ex Navy officer lost testicle and in unbearable pain after ‘routine’ hernia op

A former Royal Navy officer says surgery has ruined his life after he was left in unbearable pain from a mesh implant after a ‘routine’ hernia operation. David Foulkes has suffered from painful side effects after he was implanted with hernia mesh – a type which has since been voluntary recalled across Europe. Since the […]

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Foreign nationals to allowed to serve in British Army even if they don’t live in Britain

Foreign nationals will be eligible to join the Armed Forces in greater numbers, Ministers will announce, as British residency requirements for service are set to be scrapped. The Ministry of Defence will remove the need for Commonwealth citizens to have lived in the UK for five years before applying for service, it will be announced […]

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