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World first for HMS Victory as ambitious engineering project resupports flagship

An 18-month programme to re-support the world’s most famous warship HMS Victory sagging under her own weight is now underway.

Hollywood’s Transformers V: The Last Knight

Cold War submarine HMS Alliance got a dusting of Hollywood magic when it was used as a location for Paramount Picture's Transformers V: The Last Knight. The film is on general release from Friday 23rd June and eagle-eyed fans will see HMS Alliance making an appearance.  

HMS Victory – her crew at the Battle of Trafalgar

A question we are often asked at the museum is how many men were on board, and who were they?  The muster roll for HMS Victory is held in the archives at the library here at the National Museum of the Royal Navy.  It names all the crew of the ship at the Battle of Trafalgar, each man on the list being awarded prize money for the enemy ships destroyed or captured during the battle.  Besides Lord Nelson and Captain Hardy, there are 820 crew on this list.

Reserves Day 2017

21 June 2017

Reserves Day 2017

“Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve as part of the military.

The Reserve Forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel and as such are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability in specialist areas such as medical and cyber.

However, the contribution they make to our Armed Forces often goes unrecognised. As such an annual Reserves Day was created to highlight and recognise the valuable contribution Reservists make to our Armed Forces.

In 2017, Reserves Day is being celebrated on Wednesday 21 June.”