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  • Navy News December 21

    Navy News December 21 Check out December’s edition of Navy News which is now on sale. It features updates on Royal Marines in California and the latest on HMS Spey and HMS Tamar in Hawaii. Subscribe now and save money: http://ow.ly/JEYw50GWfQ8
    • 1 Dec 2021
  • Royal Navy Sports Awards 2021 Live Coverage

    Royal Navy Sports Awards 2021 Live Coverage   We've got some news... BFBS will be bringing you LIVE coverage of the Royal Navy Sports Awards 2021 on 7 December from Forces News Facebook. Get the date in the diary and we will see you there! 7 December at 2040 Read more here&n...
    • 26 Nov 2021
  • BFBS announces ‘Fighting Fit’: How to get the most out of life in the Armed Forces

    BFBS announces ‘Fighting Fit’: How to get the most out of life in the Armed Forces Today BFBS announces a new quarterly newsletter, Fighting Fit, which will share stories and other ideas, plus tips and advice from the armed forces community. As part of the announcement, BFBS is asking the community for their own li...
    • 25 Nov 2021
  • 60 Second RN News Round Up - Episode 112 - 'From Africa to Pearl Harbour’

    It’s time for your news update brought to you by HMS Kent during operations to counter terrorism and piracy near the Horn of Africa. We’ve also news from HMS Trent’s African patrol and much more, including some Hawaii adventures...
    • 23 Nov 2021
  • 60 Second RN News Round Up - Episode 111 - 'Every Poppy Counts'

    Here’s your headlines shipmates! This week’s update comes from sailors at the London Poppy Appeal. We’ve also got news from Royal Marines in the Mojave Desert, a fiery story from 815 Naval Air Squadron and an introduction to the...
    • 9 Nov 2021
  • November Edition of the Navy News - Out Now

    November Edition of the Navy News - Out Now The November edition of Navy News is now on sale featuring HMS Lancaster, Carrier Strike Group, 40 Cdo in California, the winning Peregrine Trophy photographs - and the chance to win an Airfix model of a F-35 Lightning aircraft. Subscribe now and sav...
    • 1 Nov 2021
  • 60 Second RN News Round Up - Episode 110

    The Daggers and the Desert. Here are your headlines from across the #RoyalNavy. This week we’re with #RoyalMarines in the Mojave Desert during exercises with US and Dutch allies. We’ve also got news on Type 26 frigates and HMS Argyll w...
    • 26 Oct 2021
  • The Peregrine Trophy Award Winners Have Been Announced!

    The Peregrine Trophy Award Winners Have Been Announced!   The prestigious photographic competition dates back to 60 years and recognises the skills, professionalism and dedication of the small group of specialists who work to capture the actions of Sailors and Marines all over the world. Check...
    • 23 Oct 2021
  • BFPO Service Desk Update

    BFPO Service Desk Update BFPO Service Desk telephone and email service will be unavailable due to maintenance works from the 22 October 2021. Services will resume on 25 October 2021 08.00 and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. BFPO information can be found on the BFP...
    • 22 Oct 2021
  • BFBS Announces New Radio APP and Gives Listeners the Chance to Choose a New Music Station.

    BFBS Announces New Radio APP and Gives Listeners the Chance to Choose a New Music Station. BFBS launches a new Radio app, available for all Android and Apple devices.     As well as accessing all the BFBS radio stations, anywhere in the world, the app now allows listeners to hear and download their favourite&nbs...
    • 19 Oct 2021
  • Naval Families Federation - Time, On My Watch – Book Captures Essence Of Naval Families’ Time

    Naval Families Federation - Time, On My Watch – Book Captures Essence Of Naval Families’ Time Last week Naval Families Federation (NFF) launched a collection of beautiful artworks submitted by RN/RM families during lockdown. Find out more about the story behind this creative project from the short video. attached. For more information and t...
    • 16 Oct 2021
  • The Latest 60 Second Update From Across The Royal Navy - Episode 109

    This week’s news update is with HMS Prince of Wales after she became fully operational following an intensive time at sea. We also catch up with HMS Trent and 42 Commando as they head to the Gulf of Guinea. Read more: http://ow.ly/yecr5...
    • 12 Oct 2021
  • FAMCAS 2021 Results

    Let's look at some of the data collated from FamCAS 2021. See attached PDF. Want to know more, then visit:  tri-service-families-continuous-attitude-survey-2021 Look out for FamCAS 2022 - due to be released Jan 2022!
    • 3 Oct 2021
  • October Edition of Navy News Out Now

    October Edition of Navy News Out Now The October edition of Navy News is now on sale, featuring F-35s being flown from both HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth; RFA Wave Knight's drugs bust in the Caribbean; an RN photographer tells of his work in Kabul during the evacuation...
    • 1 Oct 2021
  • Latest 60 Second RN News Round Up

    Latest 60 Second RN News Round Up Vaccines, Submarines and the Mountains | Episode 108 28.09.2021 Your 60 second update from across the Royal Navy is available to view here.
    • 28 Sep 2021
  • Exciting news for the University Royal Naval Units

    Exciting news for the University Royal Naval Units Exciting news for the University Royal Naval Units this summer. They are expanding! They now have Units in Belfast, East Midlands and Solent. If you are going to university in these regions in September and you want to experience life in the Roy...
    • 15 Sep 2021
  • 60 Second Royal Navy News Update 14.09.21

    60 Second Royal Navy News Update 14.09.21 In the latest 60 seconds of news from the Royal Navy: HMS Queen Elizabeth, CSG 21, HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Tamar and HMS Spey. See new batch of RN Reserves. RNRMC Amateur Photography Competition Back episodes available here: 60secondupdate
    • 14 Sep 2021
  • A Statement from First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Tony Radkin on Afghanistan

    First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Tony Radkin I wanted to recognise the sad and difficult scenes we have all been witnessing in Afghanistan and reflect on the Service’s role in Afghanistan alongside our Defence colleagues and international partners and allies.  The last couple of...
    • 31 Aug 2021
  • The Latest Edition Of Navy News Is Out Now

    The August edition of Navy News is now on sale, featuring HMS Protector in the Arctic, the Carrier Strike Group deployment latest, Royal Marines testing the use of drones, HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Trent, and much, much more. Don't miss an edi...
    • 10 Aug 2021
  • 60 Second Royal Navy News Update 03.08.21

    60 Second Royal Navy News Update 03.08.21 In the latest 60 seconds of news from the Royal Navy, HMS Defender, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Trent all get a mention. We also have the Royal Marines, Trainee Royal Marines, and the link to watch the First Sea Lord’s Summer Address. See ...
    • 10 Aug 2021
  • Dive! Dive! Dive!

    Divers from HMS Shoreham plunged 60m to the bottom of the world's largest artificial pool...

    • 10 Aug 2021
  • Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)

    Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) The UK has launched a new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). This ensures UK residents can continue to access emergency care in the EU. EHIC and GHIC cards offer equivalent protection and you only need to apply for a GHIC when your EHIC expires.&n...
    • 30 Jun 2021
  • BFPO Announcement - Important International & EU Mail Import/Export Changes

    Changes to UK and international law will affect how mail and parcels will be cleared in the future and these new laws, which are driven by aviation security and fiscal requirements, will be getting much stricter throughout 2021. These changes start ...
    • 30 Jun 2021
  • Password Protection - Secure Your Email

    Password Protection - Secure Your Email This guidance is courtesy of Team Portsmouth and BAE Systems.   Create a separate password for your email  Your personal email account contains lots of important information about you and is the gateway to all your other online a...
    • 30 Jun 2021
  • Royal Navy People Support Handbook 2021

    The People Support Handbook is now available - please see e-version attached.   This Handbook provides an overview of the support for the Royal Navy Community, including:   Royal Navy Family & People Support TRiM RN ...
    • 30 Jun 2021