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Royal Navy

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

Phantoms on HMS Eagle (1969)

In this week’s newsreel from British Pathé, the Phantoms of 700P Naval Air Squadron conduct at sea trials from HMS Eagle. While … Read More

Operation Fork: The Occupation of Iceland

A largely forgotten chapter of the Second World War was the occupation of neutral Iceland by British forces in 1940. Alex Bowers looks … Read More

Last Chance to See – 36 Hours: Jutland 1916 Exhibition

The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Battle of Jutland centenary exhibition 36 Hours: Jutland 1916: The Battle That Won The War … Read More

Historic Naval Air Squadron Reformed After 60 Years

A historic Fleet Air Arm squadron was this week reformed to test the latest weapons and sensors. First established in 1943, the reformed … Read More

Maintaining Tradition: The Evacuation of Crete

As Axis forces fell from the Cretan skies and emerged from the Aegean, a battered and weary Anglo-Commonwealth force could only hold … Read More

D-Day LCT’s Future Secured

Plans to land a 200-foot long landing craft tank – the last known remaining D-Day landing craft – on Southsea beach towards … Read More

Photo of the Week from Britain at War!

It’s photo of the week time from Britain at War. Our archive image for late October is of the aircraft carrier HMS Courageous. … Read More


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