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Royal Navy: Maritime warfare branch of the United Kingdom's military
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force. Although warships were used by the English kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years' War against the Kingdom of France. The modern Royal Navy traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed services, it is known as the Senior Service.

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Qasem Soleimani: Royal Navy to protect UK ships in Gulf

The measure will protect ships and citizens in the region, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace says.
BBC News - Published

HMS Defender: Royal Navy seizes £3.3m of crystal meth in Arabian Sea

Sailors and Royal Marines spotted a "suspicious" ship during a patrol in the Arabian Sea.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Royal Navy


British Royal Navy’s frigate sails into rough seas in wake of storm Brendan [Video]British Royal Navy’s frigate sails into rough seas in wake of storm Brendan

'The Queen's Frigate' passes Weymouth Bay during the first sea trials of this year after the storm Brendan

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:21Published

Royal Navy pilot speaks about his role in Australia bush fire evacuations [Video]Royal Navy pilot speaks about his role in Australia bush fire evacuations

Courtesy: Royal Navy A Royal Navy helicopter pilot has helped evacuate people trapped by the bush fires in Australia. Lieutenant Commander Nick Grimmer, 35, from Great Yarmouth, is currently flying..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Supersonic fighter jet roars off aircraft carrier in Portsmouth [Video]Supersonic fighter jet roars off aircraft carrier in Portsmouth

A state-of-the-art jet fighter has taken off from the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time while in the UK. The roar of the F-35B Lightning's engines could be heard as..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

New aircraft carrier commissioned by royal couple [Video]New aircraft carrier commissioned by royal couple

The Royal Navy's second new aircraft carrier has been commissioned in Portsmouth at a ceremony attended by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. The couple inspected a royal guard comprising the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:46Published

Boris Johnson: Nato is the most successful alliance in history [Video]Boris Johnson: Nato is the most successful alliance in history

Boris Johnson addresses the media at the Nato summit, calling it the most successful alliance in history. He says the UK will make a contribution of two fighter squadrons and six warships - including..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

 

UK navy warship captures $4 million of drugs in Gulf of Oman

Britain's Royal Navy said on Monday one of its warships had helped to seize a batch of crystal meth worth more than 3.3 million pounds ($4.3 million) from smugglers in the Gulf of Oman.
Reuters - Published

Iran threat hasn't gone away, says UK Navy head

Admiral Tony Radakin describes Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in June as "outrageous".
BBC News - Published

Falklands War veteran 'discharged from Royal Navy for being bisexual' to have medal returned

Joe Ousalice was 'treated in a way that would not be acceptable today', MoD admits
Independent - Published

Simon Parkes: Bone fragments found in missing Royal Navy man hunt

Simon Parkes is thought to have been murdered while he was on shore leave in Gibraltar.
BBC News - Published

False WhatsApp rumours about the Queen dying were result of Royal Navy drill

'We regret any misunderstanding this may have caused,' spokesperson says
Independent - Published

Royal Navy aircraft carriers dock together in Portsmouth

The Royal Navy's two new giant aircraft carriers dock next to each other in Portsmouth.
BBC News - Published

Simon Parkes: Cemetery search for remains of missing Royal Navy sailor

Simon Parkes is thought to have been murdered while he was on shore leave in Gibraltar.
BBC News - Published

Two members of far-right Generation Identity group 'serving in Royal Navy'

Investigation underway after activist 'brags' of his station to undercover informant
Independent - Published

Oil tanker seized by UK will be released soon, claims Iranian MP

Royal Navy begins escorting British-flagged tankers through Strait of Hormuz
Independent - Published

Royal Navy now escorting UK-flagged ships through fractious Gulf

Shipping industry sources say at least eight tankers are effectively stranded in Gulf region
Independent - Published

Iran tanker seizure: Radio exchanges reveal Iran-UK confrontation

In the recording, a Royal Navy frigate can be heard warning Iranian vessels not to obstruct the tanker.
BBC News - Published

Iran's foreign minister, U.N. secretary-general meet in New York: IRNA

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Thursday and discussed the Iranian tanker seized by the British Navy, a report by..
Reuters - Published

Brexit Party MEP says Royal Navy should attack EU fishing boats

Robert Rowland says vessels as far away as Bay of Biscay should be 'given same treatment as Belgrano'
Independent - Published

Iran tensions show Royal Navy needs to be strengthened, says Jeremy Hunt

'When you look at this week's events it shows that in recent decades we have run down the navy too much,' says PM hopeful
Independent - Published

U.S. Navy says working with partners to defend free flow of commerce and navigation

The U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet said on Thursday it is working closely with the British Royal Navy as well as regional and global partners to preserve and defend the freedom of navigation, a day after..
Reuters - Published

Britain says it fended off Iranian attempt to block oil tanker

Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the strait that controls the flow of Middle East oil to the world, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship,..
Reuters - Published

UK will not escort all its ships near Iran, does not want to escalate tensions -source

Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels..
Reuters - Published

UK will not escort every British-flagged ship through Strait of Hormuz: source

Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels..
Reuters - Published

UK defense minister thanks Royal Navy for upholding international law: Twitter

British defense minister Penny Mordaunt said on Thursday the Royal Navy had upheld international law by helping a merchant oil tanker pass through the Strait of Hormuz.
Reuters - Published

Iranian boats 'tried to intercept British tanker'

The armed boats are reported to have withdrawn after receiving a warning from a Royal Navy ship.
BBC News - Published

Britain urges 'extreme caution' for vessels in Gulf of Oman

Merchant vessels sailing in the Gulf of Oman should show extreme caution following the incident involving two merchant tankers in the region, Britain's Royal Navy said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

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