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18 Oct 2017

F-35 fighter jet is now cleared for take-off from HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK’s cutting-edge F-35 fighter jet is now cleared for take-off from HMS Queen Elizabeth following successful trials using the ski-ramp design featured on the UK flagship.

18 Oct 2017


For the last month local helicopter Lieutenant (Lt) Amy Gilmore has swapped her home village of Yetminster for the more dramatic landscape of flying rescue missions over hurricane devastated Caribbean islands.

18 Oct 2017


A Merlin helicopter from 846 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) from the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) assisted the National Trust in Somerset with a rather unusual task today – moving stones, a lot of them from the base of Glastonbury Tor to its top.

Captain Jol Woodard, the Commanding Officer of BRNC, and his wife Tilda
09 Oct 2017

BRNC Boss and triathlete wife tackle half marathon

The Commanding Officer of Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) is putting on his running shoes to lead the College’s fundraising contribution to the Royal Navy’s own charity.

08 Oct 2017

AW 101 Merlin - new book available

'Designed by the European Helicopter Industries (EHI) partnership during the 1980s, initially as a naval helicopter to help combat the threat of an attack from Soviet missile submarines, the Merlin has evolved into a multi-role helicopter today.

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