Written Answers — Defence: HMS Illustrious (1 Sep 2014)

Philip Dunne: HMS Illustrious, the last of three Invincible class aircraft carriers, will retire from the Royal Navy on 1 August 2014. As I informed the House on 10 September 2012, Official Report, column 1WS, in recognition of the service given by these ships in protecting the UK over the last 30 years, it is our preference to see HMS Illustrious preserved intact as a lasting tribute to the service…

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Written Answers — Defence: Service Personnel (1 Sep 2014)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many service personnel of each rank there were in the Royal Air Force in each year since 2010; (2) how many service personnel of each rank there were in the Army in each year since 2010; (3) how many service personnel of each rank there were in the Royal Navy in each year since 2010.

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Written Answers — Defence: Social Networking (1 Sep 2014)

Anna Soubry: …FY 2013-14 and £767,981.89 on all social media. See table. £ Department Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube Flickr Blogs Other Total MOD – – – – 14.61 148.78 – – Royal Navy 175,000 1223,000 137,000 1204,000 235.53 – – – British Army 3 12,206 4 105,737.48 – – – 40…

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Dedicated serviceman given Meritorious medal for 33 years in the Royal Navy – Portsmouth News

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Dedicated serviceman given Meritorious medal for 33 years in the Royal Navy – Portsmouth News


Portsmouth News
Dedicated serviceman given Meritorious medal for 33 years in the Royal Navy
Portsmouth News
George French has dropped me a line about his grandfather George Samuel French who served the Crown for 33 years. He served for 13 years in the Royal Navy then joined the coastguard for a further 13 years there. After a break he rejoined the Royal Navy …

Bid to keep HMS Illustrious in Portsmouth looks doomed – Portsmouth News

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Bid to keep HMS Illustrious in Portsmouth looks doomed – Portsmouth News


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Bid to keep HMS Illustrious in Portsmouth looks doomed
Portsmouth News
THE bid to keep HMS Illustrious in Portsmouth may be lost after plans for her to remain in the city as a convention centre were withdrawn. The last of the Royal Navy's Invincible-class carriers ended its 32-year career yesterday as hundreds gathered in …

Dropping the anchor on a truly HMS Illustrious career for carrier – Western Daily Press

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Dropping the anchor on a truly HMS Illustrious career for carrier – Western Daily Press


Western Daily Press
Dropping the anchor on a truly HMS Illustrious career for carrier
Western Daily Press
Illustrious, which was rushed into service for the Falklands War, is being replaced as the nation's helicopter carrier by HMS Ocean, which has recently undergone a £65 million refit. It will eventually be replaced by two new 65,000-tonne aircraft

Competition to give retired HMS Illustrious new home – Telegraph.co.uk

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Competition to give retired HMS Illustrious new home – Telegraph.co.uk


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Competition to give retired HMS Illustrious new home
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A spokesman for the MoD said: “The search for a new role for HMS Illustrious has begun and the MoD has received a number of very interesting bids. “The MoD hopes to preserve the legacy of the Invincible class aircraft carriers by installing HMS

UK weather: Sailor makes most of warm weather on HMS Illustrious flight deck … – Daily Mail

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UK weather: Sailor makes most of warm weather on HMS Illustrious flight deck … – Daily Mail


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UK weather: Sailor makes most of warm weather on HMS Illustrious flight deck
Daily Mail
Summer might be over but the first week of autumn is set to be warmer than average with temperatures hitting as high as 25C (77F). And this sailor made the most of the warm weather yesterday on the flight deck ramp of the former HMS Illustrious at …

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Carlisle sailor sails with HMS Ocean – Mid Devon Star

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Carlisle sailor sails with HMS Ocean – Mid Devon Star

Carlisle sailor sails with HMS Ocean
Mid Devon Star
A CARLISLE man is enjoying his first sea draft as a Royal Navy chef in the fleet's helicopter carrier HMS Ocean. Logistician Harry Richardson is part of the team keeping the Royal Navy's in-service amphibious warship delivering security at sea. Harry

HMS Bulwark leads major amphibious deployment – This is The West Country

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HMS Bulwark leads major amphibious deployment – This is The West Country

HMS Bulwark leads major amphibious deployment
This is The West Country
The amphibious command and control ship, carrying Royal Marines and a range of all-terrain vehicles, will be joined by recently refurbished HMS Ocean and other ships from the UK's high readiness Response Force Task Group when they join forces.

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