Leading Airman Sam Ashman, 29, from Yeovil, Somerset, with daughter Lexi, as he returns aboard HMS Lancaster to Portsmouth Naval Base on Thursday after the Royal Navy Frigate completed a 35,000-mile voyage across four oceans
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Flood affected people receive food packets being distributed by navy personnel in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Friday
An Indian Navy band performs during a rehearsal for Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday. The Indian Navy celebrates Navy Day on December 4, to commemorate the Indian Navy attack on Karachi harbour during the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971.
Chinese people living in Poland wait for Chinese Navy ships in the port of Gdynia in Gdynia, Poland on Wednesday. Three Chinese naval vessels, a destroyer ‘Jinan’, a multi-role frigate ‘Yiyang’ and replenishment ship ‘Qiandaohu’, came to Gdynia for the Chinese Navy’s first-ever visit to Poland
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HMS Artful, the third of the British Royal Navy’s new Astute Class attack submarines on arrival at her Scottish base port of HMNB Clyde, Faslane, Scotland, on Wednesday from where she will carry out sea trials before entering service later this year
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A Royal Navy helicopter producing a spectacular display with its decoy flares. The Lynx helicopter from 815 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, fired its flares as part of an exercise in the Indian Ocean as part of a nine-month deployment to the Gulf with HMS Richmond silhouetted in the background
Russian navy battle ships station in the bay during a rehearsal of the Russian Navy Day parade in Sevastopol, Crimea on Friday
A child is helped to disembark from Le Niamh (P52), a Roisin Class offshore patrol vessel in the Irish Naval Service, at the Palermo harbour in Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday
Migrants sit on the deck of the Belgian navy vessel Godetia after they were saved at sea during a search and rescue mission off the Libyan coast
Dunkirk veteran Garth Wright (95) with Royal Navy Wren Lauren Parsons on board the Little Ship the Princess Freda as the Little Ships arrive in Dunkirk, France, to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Dynamo
Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on Wednesday
Two foreign flagged fishing boats registered in Papua New Guinea are destroyed by the Indonesian Navy after they were seized earlier for supposedly illegal fishing off the coast of Ambon, Maluku.
Indonesian Apache helicopters fly in formation over warships during celebrations of the 69th anniversary of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia on Tuesday
South Korean Marine Corps’ amphibious vehicles take part in a ceremony to mark the 64th anniversary of Incheon Landing Operations conducted by the U.S.-led United Nations troop during the 1950-1953 Korean War, in the sea off Incheon
A military honour guard prepares for US chief of naval operations Jonathan Greenert’s visit with commander-in-chief of The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Wu Shengli at a welcoming ceremony at the PLA navy headquarters outside of Beijing, China
Sri Lankan navy personnel stand to attention in Colombo during a ceremony commissioning two Australian-gifted naval patrol boats that will be deployed for preventing people smuggling operations
New South Korean military officers cheer during a joint commissioning ceremony for 5,860 officers from the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul
Fire tugs spray jets of water into the air as HMS Illustrious returns to Portsmouth Royal Navy base almost a month later than planned after being diverted to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan
Visitors try out small weapons on HMAS Darwin at the Royal Australian Navy’s Sydney base on Garden Island. The open day was part of the navy’s celebrations to mark 100 years since its first ships entered Sydney Harbour. Other events included an International Fleet Review with visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States.
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Royal Navy aircraft engineers extend the rotor blades on a Lynx helicopter as it prepares for a morning flight onboard HMS Edinburgh during the ship’s farewell tour of the UK heading for Leith. The Royal Navy’s last Type 42 Destroyer will make her very last visit to Edinburgh before she is decommissioned