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Council backs campaign to build navy support ships in UK

Plymouth City Council is backing a campaign to ensure a new generation of Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ships are built in the UK. The campaign launched in the Council House in Plymouth today (Friday 13 July) aims to persuade the Government to protect dockyard jobs and skills by restricting bids to build the fleet Solid […]


Council leader welcomes Commons report opposing cuts to Royal Marines and ships

Plymouth City Council leader Ian Bowyer has welcomed a Commons select committee report which concludes that the disposal of Devonport-based amphibious assault ships and reductions in the Royal Marines would be “totally at odds with strategic reality”. In its report, Sunset for the Royal Marines?, the Defence Committee warns that further reductions in the Royal […]


Plymouth councillors rally in support of city’s armed forces

  Plymouth councillors have been showing their support for a campaign to protect Devonport based ships and Royal Marines from defence cuts. Councillors of all parties are backing the Fly the flag for Devonport campaign which is now being promoted through a banner outside the Council House in Plymouth. Following a cross-party motion by the […]


Loss of Devonport-based ships would hit region’s economy hard

Threatened cuts to two Devonport-based assault ships would inflict a body blow to Plymouth’s economy, a new study has revealed. The loss of HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark could hit the 968 jobs they provide directly through military and Babcock engineering personnel, which is equivalent to eight per cent of the total Navy Base workforce […]


Support the campaign to save Devonport-based assault ships

  Plymouth residents and businesses are being urged to show their support for a campaign to prevent cuts to Devonport based ship and Royal Marines. (Watch the video) The cross-party campaign calls for a re-think on leaked Government proposals to decommission the amphibious assault ships HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark as part of a package […]