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Royal Navy

Royal Sovereign Back from Russia (1949 Footage)

This interesting newsreel from British Pathé shows the Revenge-class battleship HMS Royal Sovereign returning to Britain on 4 February … Read More

Royal Navy to Revive Warspite Name for New Submarine

The iconic name, HMS Warspite, is set for a return, the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. Speaking in the 50th anniversary … Read More

Fleet Air Arm Attacks Tirpitz (1944 Footage)

This newsreel from British Pathé shows the April 1944 Fleet Air Arm raid on the German battleship Tirpitz, known as Operation Tungsten. … Read More

Museum Appeals for Veterans

Newark Air Museum is keen to hear from any personnel who have served in the RAF or the Royal Navy on the Harrier, Sea Harrier and Canberra. … Read More

‘Six in One Trip’, U-boat Hunters (1944 Footage)

This archive footage from British Pathé shows 2nd Escort Group entering Liverpool after period at sea. Led by Captain Frederic ‘Johnnie’ … Read More

Feature Extract: Weapons of War: Leander-class Cruiser

The first class of British light cruisers built under the terms of the 1930 London Conference, the Leander-class had a reputation for … Read More

Ship Chartered in Official Normandy 75 Plans

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has announced plans to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings later this year. Speaking … Read More

Destroyers for Bases (1940 Footage)

This footage from British Pathé shows the moment the first American destroyers arrived in Britain as part of the Destroyers for Bases … Read More

Historic Warship Name Revived for New Submarine

The second of the Royal Navy’s planned Dreadnought-class submarines has been named HMS Valiant, the Defence Secretary, Gavin … Read More

HMS Belfast – A National Treasure

After decades of distinguished service, HMS Belfast was heading to the scrapman before a charitable trust sailed to her rescue and … Read More

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