Tag Archives : Royal Navy


Task Group welcomes basing of Royal Navy’s new frigates in Plymouth

The Devonport Task Group has welcomed news that its campaigning has helped secure the baseporting of the Royal Navy’s new generation frigates in Plymouth and saved the city’s amphibious assault ships from defence cuts. The Fly the Flag for Devonport Campaign, run in partnership with The Herald, was launched in December last year to fight […]


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 […]


Devonport Task Group reconvenes to fight threat to assault ships

A high level Plymouth task group has met to spearhead a campaign to stop threatened cuts to two Devonport-based amphibious assault ships. The Devonport Task Group has reconvened to protect HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark from the threat of being decommissioned by the Government. There are rumours that the ships could go under a Government review of […]


The poppies are coming home

Plymouth is to host a wave of the iconic ceramic poppies as part of a major national initiative, 14 -18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has announced it will present Wave by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper at its Plymouth Naval Memorial. […]


Naval collection on the move

Plymouth Central Library’s extensive naval history collection is moving to Devonport Library this weekend. The collection includes books, images, journals and other artefacts and provides a fascinating background to the history of the Royal Navy in Plymouth. It is moving to Devonport ahead of the relocation of the Central Library and eventually being homed in […]


Plaque unveiled to mark Napoleon’s link with Plymouth

A plaque to mark the amazing 10 days Napoleon Bonaparte spent captive in Plymouth Sound was unveiled today – exactly 200 years since his arrival in St Helena on 16 October 1815. The monument – a piece of stone from St Helena embedded in granite from Dartmoor prison – where thousands French prisoners were held […]