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Last night the salute at the @EdinburghTattoo was taken by Rear Admiral John Weale, Rear Admiral Submarines and Flag Officer Scotland & Northern Ireland. #EdinTattoo #CASD50 ImageImageImageImage
@EdinburghTattoo This year marks 50 years of the Continuous At Sea Deterrent. More than 350 patrols have been conducted by nuclear submarines since the spring of 1969. #CASD50 #GlobalNavy Image
@EdinburghTattoo No mission in the 500-year history of the @RoyalNavy has been longer nor carried a greater burden than Operation Relentless. Read more:… #CASD50 #GlobalNavy ImageImage

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Sep 12, 2021
The #RoyalNavy worked with engineers from industry and academia to design an autonomous fleet of the future. First up, a carrier vessel that uses biofuel and wind power to run and houses both uncrewed boats and crewed submarines. #futurenavy
Another concept of the future fleet included an autonomous combatant boat that can work both on the surface and below the waves. It has interchangeable modules so it can be adapted for any mission. #futurenavy #RNInnovation
It’s not just boats the future concepts looked at. One of the designs sees drones launch from a base station in the stratosphere. With the ability to freefall, glide and then submerge underwater, they could be used in operations all over the world.
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📷 It’s #WorldPhotographyDay so we’ve picked out some of the finest images captured by RN personnel. We begin with @RoyalMarines captured here by CPO(Phot) Nick Tryon who joined X-Ray Company, 45 Cdo, on a patrol between two Forward Operating Bases in Feb 2009. Royal Marines X-Ray Company...
Leading Phot Sammy Seeley won the 2019 Photographer of the Year at the #PeregrineTrophy awards. Here’s one from his portfolio – we can see why he won!

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Aug 15, 2020
.#OTD in 1945, Tokyo sued for peace and free nations celebrated: World War 2 was over. Emperor Hirohito told his people they should “endure the unendurable and suffer the insufferable” after 8 years of war in the Pacific – nearly 4 of them against the Western Powers. Image
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Jun 6, 2020
Today marks the 76th anniversary of D-Day, the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi tyranny under the banner of #OperationOverlord Overlord and its naval element, #OperationNeptune.

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Apr 1, 2020
As part of the Armed Forces’ #COVIDSupportForce, Royal Navy helicopters joined the struggle against #Coronavirus, helping 4.5m people in the West Country. Merlins are helping the @NHSuk to deliver supplies, staff & patients. Read more:… #InThisTogether Image
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Jan 30, 2020
Today, Rear Admiral Mike Utley will recognise the outstanding contribution of sailors on operations around the world 🌍 as he presents the Royal Navy Surface Fleet Effectiveness Awards. 🏆 Full list of winners:
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🏆BZ to @HMS_Forth and her crew currently on patrol around the Falkland Islands. Winners of the OPV Effectiveness trophy after a remarkable year of firsts for Forth.🔗Full list of winners here:
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