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  • Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 12:46pm

    The recently restored last floating survivor of the 1916 Battle of Jutland, HMS Caroline, has been awarded a five-star visitor attraction rating, signifying that the attraction is operating to an ‘outstanding’ level, John McGrillen, Chief Executive Tourism Northern Ireland has announced.

    The five-star accreditation was awarded under the Tourism Northern Ireland Visitor Attraction Experience Quality Grading scheme designed to provide visitors with quality grading information on Northern Ireland’s tourist attractions.

  • Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 4:56pm
    Special sail-past of Coastal Force boats planned to take place at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard at 12.30pm on Thursday, August 25
    Harbour Defence Motor Launch 1387, known as Medusa, MTB 102, HSL 102 and MGB 81, boats which all served in the Second World War, will berth on the pontoon next to Boathouse 4 which homes a Forgotten Craft exhibition on small Royal Navy craft
  • Wednesday, 10 August 2016 - 2:15pm
    100 years of women in the Royal Navy to be focus of new special exhibition in centenary year.  ‘Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy’ Centenary exhibition to focus on role of women in the Royal Navy
    Nationwide appeal for artefacts to help tell story
  • Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 11:18am

    Lewis Sailors

    The Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles Scotland was represented at the Battle of Jutland with every naval reservist from the island trained as a naval gunner. As news of the battle occurring in the North Sea reached the community it became widely used in conversations amongst local communities. Official telegrams were displayed in all village telegraph offices awaiting eager attention of young and old who learned news of their loved ones away fighting.

  • Friday, 15 July 2016 - 5:04pm
    • A ten-day tribute exhibition to one of the most successful pilots of all time – Captain Eric Brown – is to be held from July 21
    • The exhibition will feature the actual Sea Vampire aircraft he used for his first deck landing and a bronze bust dedicated to him.

    A new ten-day exhibition paying tribute to one of the greatest pilots who ever lived, Captain Eric Brown, is due to launch at The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm Museum (FAAM), Yeovilton, on the 21st July.  


  • Monday, 20 June 2016 - 2:58pm
    A large number of Portsmouth men and boys were at the heart of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War. 
    Cyril Talbot Clover was born on the 6th of January 1887 in Southsea to Lydia and Robert Clover. Cyril was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School before joining the Royal Navy Engineering College in Plymouth. Records show that Cyril entered service in the Royal Navy on 23rd July 1907 and became an Engineering Sub Lieutenant on 1st August 1907.

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands