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An Italian F-35 lifts of the ramp with a USMC Lightning parked in the foreground
24 Nov 2021

Third nation’s F-35 lands on HMS Queen Elizabeth’s deck in milestone moment

HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed fighter jets from a third allied nation on to her flight deck after working with the Italian Navy and Air Force.

17 Nov 2021

700X NAS Drone Training on HMS Mersey

The Royal Navy has expanded its fleet of remotely-piloted drones – the far-seeing eyes of navy warships – with new training, personnel and 12 aircraft.

14 Nov 2021

Royal Navy welcomes new First Sea Lord

The torch of Naval leadership today changed hands as Admiral Sir Ben Key became the nation’s most senior sailor.

Vice Admiral Sir Ben Key KCB CBE
03 Nov 2021

Vice Admiral Sir Ben Key KCB CBE: First Sea Lord & Chief of the Naval Staff

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has confirmed that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the new appointment of First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff.

Lt Cdr J D M Collingridge RN
02 Nov 2021

Lt Cdr J D M Collingridge RN

Died 3 October 2021

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