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Royal Navy Museum marks centenary of WRNS

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, is marking the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) with an exhibition entitled Pioneers to Professionals. Women and the Royal Navy. On show within the Portsmouth Historic … Continue reading

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Restored First World War ship on show at Portsmouth Dockyard

The First World War monitor HMS M33 is the latest addition to the collection of warships on display at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. Restored at a cost of £2.5m, largely paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the vessel saw service … Continue reading

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Surviving Gallipoli ship to be restored and put on display

The last surviving ship that took part in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 is to be restored and opened to the public with the help of a £1.75m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). HMS M33 was a monitor … Continue reading

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World War I exhibition to open in Portsmouth

A World War One Remembrance Centre is scheduled to open in Portsmouth on Saturday 30 March. The centre, at Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill, explores the conflict through photos and documents, many of them gathered from local people. The Portsmouth … Continue reading

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South African UK Legion commemorate SS Mendi sinking

Members of the South African UK Legion have held the first-ever memorial service at Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery to commemorate the casualties of SS Mendi. In February 1917, the 4,000-ton SS Mendi, carrying troops from the 5th Battalion, South African Native Labour … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial shines light on Scottish rugby legend

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent will be visiting the Portsmouth Naval Memorial and Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery on 19 February to unveil the latest information panels put in place by the CWGC. The panels carry information about the site … Continue reading

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