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  • Friday, 13 May 2022 - 1:42pm
    • South Georgia: The Santa Fe: and San Carlos: Re-examining HMS Antrim’s Falklands Conflict is a day-long free event at Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
    • Forty years to the day since the start of landing operations, crew are re-united to recall and reflect
    • The Falklands Myth & Memory, a tri-service examination of The Falklands Conflict will be streamed as a fitting finale to the event

    Forty years to the day since Portsmouth-based County Class Destroyer HMS Antrim entered San Carlos Water to start the landing operations to retake the Falklands...

  • Wednesday, 27 April 2022 - 4:42pm

     Friday 2 April 1982 marked the start of the Falklands and here we look at some of the key naval dates over the first month of the conflict.

    1-7 April 1982

    2 April 1982 - Government House Section of Royal Marines detachment were rounded up by Argentine forces as they occupied the Falkland Islands.

    3 April...

  • Friday, 22 April 2022 - 12:50pm

    Warm welcome for Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal as she visits unique D-Day survivor LCT 7074

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy is delighted to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited unique D-Day survivor LCT 7074 at the D-Day Story, Southsea on Thursday 21 April 2022.

    As the patron of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal inaugurated LCT 7074 and thanked the organisations and individuals who have worked together on this prestigious award-winning heritage project.


  • Wednesday, 20 April 2022 - 6:05pm

    Fascinating talk vividly recounts key role of Falkland helicopter crew in opening days of conflict 40 years to the day

    The powerful recollections of a helicopter crew involved in the opening actions of the Falklands Conflict 40 years ago is the subject of a very special talk on Friday 22nd April at Yeovilton’s Fleet Air Arm Museum at 5.30pm. 

    On the 40th anniversary to the day in 1982 of their operations in South Georgia in the South Atlantic, Commander Ian Stanley DSO, Rear-Admiral Dr Chris Parry CBE PhD and Lt Stewart Cooper will vividly recall their experiences in the...

  • Thursday, 14 April 2022 - 5:50pm

    Lieutenant Leslie ‘Mickey’ Budd

    One of HMS Seraph’s crew was a very well-known Gosport figure. Any submariner serving in Fort Blockhouse knew the name ‘Mickey Budd’, and he went on to be one of the early staff members at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. 

    Chief Engine Room Artificer (later Lieutenant) Mickey Budd on board HMS Seraph with Chief Petty Officer Harry Hilder (behind) – Credit: National Museum of the Royal Navy


  • Thursday, 14 April 2022 - 5:31pm

    Lieutenant “Bill” Jewell

    The secret operations of the submarine HMS Seraph in the Second World War are legendary. But who is the man who commanded HMS Seraph?

    Norman “Bill” Jewel in his uniform – Credit: The National Museum of the Royal Navy

    Norman Limbury Auchinleck Jewell, or “Bill” to those who knew him, was born in 1913 in the Seychelles where his father was a colonial doctor.

    Jewell’s family moved to Kenya after the...


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