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Dambuster Lancaster Soars Again Over the Derwent Valley Dam Featured 2008 Image

Dambuster Lancaster Soars Again Over the Derwent Valley Dam

A Lancaster bomber aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) soars over the Derwent Valley Dam in Derbyshire. The famous Dambusters of the RAF's 617 Squadron trained in this valley during the Second World War for their mission.
It is 65 years since the Dambusters flew their daring raid over wartime Germany

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Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Kent Featured 2008 Image

Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Kent

Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Kent.
Built by BAe Systems (formerly Yarrow Shipbuilders) at Scotstoun on the River Clyde, the current HMS Kent is the twelfth ship to bear the name. Launched in May 1998 by her Sponsor, HRH Princess Alexandra, the Ship's Company is very proud of her distinguished history within the Royal Navy.
The first HMS Kent was commissioned in 1650, and since then there have only been 60 years cumulatively where there has not been an HMS Kent in the Navy. An impressive 16 Battle Honors earned by her predecessors, mean that the Ship is able to live up to her motto Invicta, the Latin for Unconquerable, which has almost as much history as the Ship herself.
In 1066 when William the Conquerer was consolidating his newly-gained power in England, he marched south towards Kent from London. To repel the invading Normans, the men of Kent used the Old Oak wood in their trees to create the noise in the forests of a much larger army than there actually was, fooling the invading forces into creating a treaty which allowed the King of Kent to retain certain privileges and traditions.
HMS Kent still honours this link when sailing into ports in Kent, by flying a bow of holme oak from the yardarm

ARK Heads to the Tail of the Bank Anchorage Featured 2008 Image

ARK Heads to the Tail of the Bank Anchorage

HMS Ark Royal at the head of a convoy during Exercise Joint Warrior. She is followed by (left to right) HMS Somerset, HMS Gloucester and HMS Bulwark as they transit the Straits of Mull, Northwest Scotland.
HMS Ark Royal took part in Ex Joint Warrior formerly known as the Joint Maritime Course (JMC). Ex Joint Warrior provides a multi-threat environment to facilitate a joint collective training for UK, NATO & allied units and their staffs in preparation for employment as part of a combined joint force. The navies of many other countries took part including Sweden, UK, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, New Zealand & the USA.
Ark Royal played host to the Staff of Commander 24th Destroyer Squadron (COMDESRON 24), Cdre Kersh, USN for the duration of the exercise