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Friday flare: Royal Navy Merlin lights the sky

It’s Friday, so here’s a lovely photo showing a Merlin HM1 helicopter of the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm blatting off a load of flares in stunning fashion. The shot is one from a selection distributed by the Ministry of Defence from the RN’s annual Peregrine Trophy competition. The winner of the amateur maritime image […]

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Friday fun: Royal Navy denies coup allegations

It’s hard to follow the excellence of Dave’s GI Joe drone operator post, but I thought that in the spirit of Friday, this computer-generated image (courtesy of Rex Features) depicting one of the UK Royal Navy’s future aircraft carriers parked outside the nation’s seat of power was worth an airing too. No, this isn’t some […]

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Falklands rhetoric – calm down, folks.

So, 2013 has started with a decades-old spat between the UK and Argentina over the ownership of the Falkland Islands flaring up again, with strong rhetoric coming from both Buenos Aires and London within the last few weeks. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show yesterday, prime minister David Cameron said the UK would maintain […]

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UK still in the carrier club – kind of

Semantics I suppose, but it’s not technically accurate to say that the UK no longer has an aircraft carrier at its disposal. Now referred to as a “helicopter assault ship” (a tag forced on the Royal Navy following the retirement of the UK’s last Harrier strike aircraft in 2010), HMS Illustrious is currently playing host […]

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