Royal Navy

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Female Royal Navy staff back calls for rape cases to be tried in civilian courts
An amendment to the Armed Forces Bill recommends rapes cases should not be heard under courts martial

Jamie Grierson

06, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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UK takes part in huge French naval exercise to counter ‘emerging threats’
France’s top naval commander cites ‘rapid rearmament’ of China and Russia as danger to maritime security

Kim Willsher on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

05, Dec, 2021 @10:59 AM

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Bugaled Breizh: how its sinking prompted 17-year fight for answers
Sinking in which five died led to years of allegations – and denials – that a submarine was involved

Steven Morris

05, Nov, 2021 @5:07 PM

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Navy officers deny a submarine sank fishing boat 17 years ago
Three submarines were in the area when the trawler went down off the Cornish coast, an inquest was told

Steven Morris

12, Oct, 2021 @3:43 PM

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Boris Johnson picks navy chief as head of British armed forces
Adm Sir Tony Radakin is first chosen from navy in 20 years and reflects switch of focus to Indo-Pacific region

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

07, Oct, 2021 @10:10 AM

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Skipper recalls ‘evasive’ submarine off Cornwall as trawler sank in 2004
Inquest in London hears crew who went to assist French trawler Bugaled Breizh tell of sub’s movements at scene where five died

Steven Morris

05, Oct, 2021 @1:52 PM

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Tributes paid after ex-head of Royal Marines is found dead
Military colleagues and prime minister pay tribute to former commandant general Matthew Holmes

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

04, Oct, 2021 @1:15 PM

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‘Vigil portrayed us as malevolent robots’ – submariners torpedo the BBC’s nautical hit
Fifteen minutes to launch a nuke? Rampant drugs and hairspray? No beer in the torpedo hatches? As the tense thriller concludes, navy experts scuttle its boatload of mistakes

Stuart Jeffries

25, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Observer view on the Royal Navy’s operation in the South China Sea | Observer editorial
Sailing into imperial delusions is no way to run foreign policy

Observer editorial

01, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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UK says it has no plans for South China Sea confrontation after Beijing warning
Naval strike group is sailing through waters heavily contested between China and neighbouring countries

Dan Sabbagh, and Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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MoD rules out foul play after discovery of secret papers at Kent bus stop
Individual error blamed for security lapse after leak of information about Royal Navy destroyer off Crimea

Matthew Weaver

19, Jul, 2021 @1:02 PM

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Britain’s stage-managed standoff in the Black Sea | Letters
Letters: Readers Paul Davy and John Sellers question the motives for sending a Royal Navy destroyer into the waters near Crimea

Letters

24, Jun, 2021 @4:48 PM

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