Tag: royal-marines

Princess Royal attends naval cadets’ passing out parade

By Sharon Black

The Princess Royal , accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, was the guest of honour at BRNC ’s final passing-out-parade of the year. As the rain eased off, and with the Royal Marines band playing festive tunes, the Princess Royal was invited to inspect the cadets and take the salute during the march past. The parade signified the end of 30 weeks intensive training for the 67 Officer Cadets who can now enjoy Christmas with their families before embarking on the next stage of their Royal Navy careers

HMS Monmouth reassures shipping with anti-piracy exercise

By Sharon Black

The Plymouth frigate HMS Monmouth joined forces with a United States warship and air power for an exercise involving the military and merchant shipping to show how the two can work together to ensure safe passage on the high seas. HMS Monmouth, known as the Black Duke, was given the task of providing close-in protection to two huge tankers – including the Bahamian-registered Arcturus Voyager (333 metres long and displacing 160,000 tonnes) which travels at only 5 knots/6 miles per hour (9.26 kilometres per hour). The UK warship was supported by US Navy and coast guard patrol ships, a supply vessel and the air-defence destroyer USS Winston S Churchill – with a Royal Navy navigator aboard

Chefs dish up world-class meals

By Sharon Black

A team of top chefs from the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force have flown the flag for Great Britain by storming home with 12 gold medals at the World Culinary Olympics.

Chefs dish up world-class meals

By Sharon Black

A team of top chefs from the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force have flown the flag for Great Britain by storming home with 12 gold medals at the World Culinary Olympics.

Shackleton lifeboat completes sea trials

By Sharon Black

A pair of Royal Navy and Royal Marines adventurers have completed a summer of sea trials as they prepare to take an authentic replica of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous lifeboat back to the icy wastes of the South Pole.