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  • Thursday, 14 April 2022 - 4:51pm

    The Jolly Roger of HMS Seraph

    HMS Seraph’s Jolly Roger on display at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum – Credit: The National Museum of the Royal Navy

    Flying the Jolly Roger Flag when coming into harbour was a long-standing tradition for British submarines in the Second World War.

    First instituted in the First World War, each flag told of the submarine’s operations and sinkings.

  • Wednesday, 13 April 2022 - 4:19pm

    HMS Seraph’s Special Operations And “The Man Who Never Was”

    Header Image: The men of HMS Seraph stand in front of its conning tower – Credit: The National Museum of the Royal Navy

    HMS Seraph’s clandestine operations during the Second World War are legendary. One of the most famous is Operation Mincemeat and in 1956 the story was turned into a popular British espionage thriller, 'The Man Who Never Was'.

  • Thursday, 7 April 2022 - 5:08pm

    Touching tribute to Her Majesty’s decades of personal and official service to Royal Navy captured by new exhibition  

    “As the daughter, wife and mother of naval officers, I recognise the unique demands our nation asks of you and I will always value my special link with HMS Queen Elizabeth, her ship’s company and their families.”  

    HM The Queen, Commissioning Ceremony, HMS Queen Elizabeth, 6 December 2017  

  • Monday, 4 April 2022 - 6:18pm

    Key figures of the Falklands conflict

    The Falklands conflict touched the lives of many. While it’s unclear exactly how many people took part, at least 40,000 British and Argentinian personnel were involved.

    Due to the complicated nature and geographical challenges of the Falklands, both sides utilised their equivalent navy, army, air force, marines and special forces.

    Here we take a look at some of the key figures who represented Argentina and the UK.

  • Monday, 4 April 2022 - 6:14pm

    Often with historic events it’s hard to understand the impact when you’re looking back and might not have experienced the conflict firsthand.

    In this blog we take a look at the numbers behind the Falklands, the hard data and facts to show an insight on the scale of the conflict.

    While some facts were easy to find, our research clearly highlighted how much harder it was to find the figures required for a balanced article, representing both sides equally.

  • Friday, 1 April 2022 - 10:09pm

    The way we remember things, especially history, resonates differently for all of us. Often you’ll connect a song, or a film, or something that happened in the news with a particular period of time.

    Looking back at events in history, and reviewing the wider cultural events, can often deepen our insight into what life was like at the time.

    Part of our role as a National Museum is to help explain and connect historic events to people’s everyday lives.


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