UK Increases Military Presence in Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean Amid rising tensions with Islamic extremist state Iran, the MOD has issued an update on the UK military presence in […]» Read more
Tag: Royal Navy
The Royal Navy is the UK’s naval warfare capability, known unofficially as the ‘Senior Service’. As of 19 March 2016, there are 77 commissioned ships (including submarines) in the Royal Navy, including an amphibious assault ship, 2 amphibious transport docks, 4 ballistic missile submarines (which maintain the UK’s nuclear deterrent), 7 nuclear fleet submarines, 6 guided missile destroyers, 13 frigates, 15 mine-countermeasure vessels and 22 patrol vessels. In addition, the Royal Navy can count upon 9 ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) and 5 Merchant Navy ships. The Fleet Air Arm comprises 174 aircraft.
The Military Division of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019 Defence personnel have been granted state honours by Her Majesty the Queen in the annual Birthday Honours List. A number […]» Read more
Westminster Abbey Service Marks Anniversary of Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent A special service at Westminster Abbey, Friday, 3rd May, honoured fifty years of the Royal Navy’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD), […]» Read more