Royal Navy – Two Six 60-second news update: Episode 4

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News Round-Up – September 11th 2017

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Here are some of the latest British military news stories making the headlines this past week.


General News

Humans will always control killer drones, says ministry of defence
(The Guardian)

UK’s plans for zombie attack revealed
(The Independent)

Surveys begin of radium contaminated Fife beach ahead of MoD clean-up
(The Courier)


British Army News

Neo-Nazi soldier arrests: Two men released by police
(BBC News)

Hurricane Irma: British troops arrive in devastated Caribbean as looters storm apartments
(Express)

New military vehicle hailed as the answer to the British Army’s needs
(Telegraph)

Ex-British Army soldier, 75, has been quizzed 25 times and held for 84 hours by police probing shooting of an IRA suspect in 1974
(Daily Mail)

British Army officials confront homophobia in new Stonewall campaign
(PinkNews)

Yorkshire army regiment which fought from Waterloo to Afghanistan now fighting for memorial
(Huddersfield Examiner)


Royal Air Force News

RAF Puma helicopter in near miss with drone over Maulden
(BBC News)

Secret bunker: Volunteers dig deep to uncover Cold War history
(STV News)

Rangers gaffer Pedro Caixinha poses for pics with British troops as they descend on Ibrox
(The Scottish Sun)

Here’s what the RAF Chinooks were doing flying over Boston
(Lincolnshire Live)

At 96, Chile’s first female pilot recounts WWII perils with RAF
(Yahoo News)


Royal Navy & Marines News

Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier officially named
(Newburgh Gazette)

Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales first seagoing captain named
(MercoPress)

Royal Navy arrives in British Virgin Islands bringing much-needed aid to the Hurricane Irma
(Telegraph)

British yards welcome new national shipbuilding strategy
(Maritime Journal)

This is what Royal Navy submarines could look like in the future
(Business Insider UK)


Disclaimer: All news stories are the property of their respective publishers. Any opinions expressed in the articles are of the person making them. An effort is made to vary news sources as much as possible to avoid political bias.

NEWS: RFA Lyme Bay evacuates Bahamas island battered by Hurricane Joaquin

RFA Lyme Bay (marsecreview.com)

RFA Lyme Bay (marsecreview.com)

Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay has evacuated over three dozen people from Crooked Island in the Bahamas following Hurricane Joaquin devastating homes and destroying public services. The 16,000 ton Bay-class auxiliary landing ship dock (LSD(A)) began evacuation operations on Monday assisted by Bahamas local police. Lyme Bay used its landing craft to bring vehicles, personnel and supplies ashore and then evacuate the inhabitants off the island back to the safety of the ship.

The vessel’s embarked Lynx helicopter was also kept busy during the relief operation carrying out search operations over the island as well as evacuating four people with disabilities including an elderly woman in a wheelchair from Landrail Point on the west coast of the island to the local airport where they could then be flown to Nassau. On route to the island the Lynx from No.815 NAS was involved in the search for the container ship El Faro which had been out of contact with the shore for several hours. A US Coastguard aircraft spotted a field of debris on the surface and radioed the Lynx to investigate. Sadly the wreckage was confirmed as belonging to the missing vessel.

Having completed the evacuation of the western side of Crooked Island and provided assistance to local authorities in restoring basic services, RFA Lyme Bay has now left for Acklins Island to assist people there in the ongoing relief operations after Hurricane Joaquin.