Boarding teams from the British Navy frigate HMS Cornwall rescued five Yemeni fishermen and captured 17 Somali pirates last week during a rescue operation the Gulf of Aden, the Royal Navy confirmed Tuesday.
A multi-national maritime piracy task force said Monday that the crew of a British Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship boarded, cleared and destroyed a suspected pirate vessel off the coast of Somalia, sending nine piracy suspects rowing back to shore.
Britain's Prince William is starting a two-month attachment with the Royal Navy on Monday, part of the future king's continued experience with various branches of the military, the Ministry of Defense said Saturday.
Britain's Prince William, who has faced criticism for misusing military helicopters, made a surprise visit to Afghanistan this week serving as part of an air crew that made the 30-hour trip from England.
Britain's Prince Andrew on Wednesday defended comments he made suggesting the United States might have been better off had its leaders learned from the British experience with colonialism before invading Iraq.
The bodies of two crewmen have been found and four more remain missing after a French fishing vessel went down in bad weather in the English Channel, a spokeswoman for a nearby Royal Navy air base said Monday.
Is that Prince Harry getting into the spirit of Halloween? Not quite. It's not his elaborate costume – but good guess. The royal, suited up in full diving gear, prepares to take the plunge during a visit with the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, England, Wednesday. Already named a Commodore-in-Chief of small ships and diving, the prince took part in a fleet dive at Horsea Island in order to strengthen ties between the royal family and the navy.
Iran plans to release a book and CD detailing the arrest and detention of 15 British sailors and marines whom Tehran blames for illegally crossing into Iranian waters, an Iranian military spokesman said.
The British government has banned all military service members from talking to the media in return for payment following a storm of protests over interviews with the 15 marines and sailors who were held captive in Iran.
The 15 British military personnel captured by Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf were subjected to "psychological pressure" and kept in isolation during their detention, the group's officers said on Friday.
The 15 British service members held in Iranian custody for nearly two weeks flew out of Tehran Thursday aboard a British Airways jet bound for London, according to Tehran's Mehrabad Airport flight information.
The British police protection officer responsible for Prince Harry has flown to Iraq to begin making security arrangements for the royal soldier's deployment to Iraq amid fears for his safety, according to British press reports.
U.S. and British military and law enforcement officials are investigating how a man was able to sneak on board the USS Harry S. Truman last month while the aircraft carrier was making a port call in Portsmouth, England.
Britain's Prince Charles has led a host of memorial tributes in northern France at the start of a weekend marking the 60th anniversary of D-Day -- remembering the many who gave their lives that day to liberate Europe.