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February 22, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Britain's Royal Navy, which until five years ago banned gays from its workforce, on Monday announced a drive to recruit gays and lesbians. The Navy also said gay service members would be able to live in married quarters with their partners starting later this year. The Royal Navy said it was entering a program organized by the gay rights group Stonewall, which advises employers on dealing with gay, lesbian and bisexual staff members.
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OPINION
April 15, 2014 | By Michael Moran
A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a routine procedure that all of the 11 large carriers in service undergo regularly. The Navy fought hard against mothballing the giant ship. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has warned that when the two-year reprieve Congress granted from sequester cuts expires in 2016, the George Washington will be back on the chopping block.
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NEWS
November 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Britain's Defense Ministry said Friday that it had found the wreckage of a fishing boat that was dragged underwater by a Royal Navy nuclear submarine, and that its four crew members were feared dead. Senior Defense Ministry official Archie Hamilton confirmed the trawler Antares had been pulled down when its nets were snagged by the submarine Trenchant. "The search for the crew continues but, sadly, it now seems extremely unlikely that they will be found alive," Hamilton said.
WORLD
December 3, 2013 | By Henry Chu
PORTSMOUTH, England - Back when Britannia ruled the waves, few places contributed more to the domination and expansion of the British Empire than this seaside city. Its dockyard, reputedly the world's largest industrial site at the dawn of the 19th century, rang with the cries and hammer blows of thousands of workers who built the warships that flexed Britain's muscles in almost every corner of the globe. Shipwrights here traced their connection to the navy to the reign of Henry VIII.
NEWS
June 2, 1995 | ANTHONY DAY, TIMES SENIOR CORRESPONDENT
"It has, then, no zygomatic arch?" asks the 81-year-old writer as he contemplates the fossil skeleton of a Smilodon fatalis , the saber-toothed cat, in the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea tar pits. Is it the lack of the cheekbone arch that permits it partially to unhinge its jaw, the better to use its two terrible ripping fangs? No, the curator explains that it does have one, indeed, and presently hands him an S . fatalis skull so he can examine its hinge.
NEWS
November 18, 1987 | Associated Press
The Duchess of York, the former Sarah (Fergie) Ferguson, executed a perfect helicopter takeoff and landing today, fulfilling a promise to follow in the footsteps of her husband, Prince Andrew, a Royal Navy helicopter flight instructor.
NEWS
December 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A British Royal Navy mine hunter rescued eight crew members off the west coast of Britain after they abandoned their cargo ship when it began to sink, coast guards said. The Barbados-registered cargo vessel, the Dina, got into trouble 40 miles southwest of Pembrokeshire, South Wales, early in the morning, the maritime and coast guard agency said in a statement. The Royal Navy mine hunter Blythe picked up the crew.
NEWS
February 1, 1987
A 5,000-ton British nuclear submarine lost top-secret NATO radar tracking equipment last week when a Soviet sub cruising in the Barents Sea cut a cable towing the device, the London Mail reported. The newspaper said it was unclear whether the Soviets intentionally severed the cable or whether it was an accident during a near-collision.
WORLD
June 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Prince William is heading to the azure waters of the Caribbean as part of a two-month deployment in the Royal Navy despite his request to be as close as possible to conflict. The assignment, which begins Monday, will see the second in line to the throne spending much of his time trolling the West Indies aboard the Iron Duke, a frigate on hurricane relief duty and counter-narcotics patrol. Officers decided he could learn more in a short time by serving on the Iron Duke than by being sent to the Persian Gulf, where the Royal Navy is engaged in a number of operations.
WORLD
June 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Britain's military says soldiers and air force members will be allowed to wear their uniforms to this year's gay pride march in London. The military said it would permit British Army and Royal Air Force personnel to show off their military affiliation in the July 5 parade. The decision brings the forces in line with the Royal Navy, which allows sailors to participate in uniform. Britain began allowing gay men and women to serve openly in the military in 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2011 | Los Angeles Times wire reports
Claude Stanley Choules, the last known combat veteran of World War I, died Thursday at a nursing home in the Western Australia city of Perth, his family said. He was 110. Beloved for his wry sense of humor and humble nature, Choules — nicknamed "Chuckles" by his comrades in the Royal Australian Navy — usually told the curious that the secret to a long life was simply to "keep breathing. " Choules was born March 3, 1901, in the small British town of Pershore, Worcestershire.
WORLD
February 26, 2011 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
In a dramatic rescue, a pair of British military planes plucked about 150 oil workers and others from the desert in eastern Libya and flew them out of the violence-torn country, officials here said Saturday. The two C-130 Hercules aircraft landed in the desert south of Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city, said Liam Fox, Britain's defense secretary. Waiting on the ground were workers and their dependents, including British and other foreign nationals, who were bundled aboard and taken to safety on the island nation of Malta in the Mediterranean.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2009 | By Jodie Burke
Sarah Ferguson, Britain's famous flame-haired divorcée, is haunted by old loves. "I didn't fight for my own heart in my marriage" she says, looking slender and chic in a black dress and Christian Louboutin high heels during a recent visit to Los Angeles. She is referring to, of course, her tumultuous, high-profile relationship with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II. Her candid confession may explain why she was attracted to the royal romance at the center of "The Young Victoria," the period costume drama she produced with Graham King and Martin Scorsese.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Stone, 108, one of Britain's last surviving World War I veterans, died Saturday from a chest infection, the Ministry of Defense said Monday. Stone is the last known veteran in Britain to have fought in both World War I and World War II. He was one of only three World War I survivors who took part in last year's services to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I. William Stone was born in Devon, in southwest England, on Sept....
WORLD
June 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Britain's military says soldiers and air force members will be allowed to wear their uniforms to this year's gay pride march in London. The military said it would permit British Army and Royal Air Force personnel to show off their military affiliation in the July 5 parade. The decision brings the forces in line with the Royal Navy, which allows sailors to participate in uniform. Britain began allowing gay men and women to serve openly in the military in 2000.
WORLD
June 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Prince William is heading to the azure waters of the Caribbean as part of a two-month deployment in the Royal Navy despite his request to be as close as possible to conflict. The assignment, which begins Monday, will see the second in line to the throne spending much of his time trolling the West Indies aboard the Iron Duke, a frigate on hurricane relief duty and counter-narcotics patrol. Officers decided he could learn more in a short time by serving on the Iron Duke than by being sent to the Persian Gulf, where the Royal Navy is engaged in a number of operations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Stone, 108, one of Britain's last surviving World War I veterans, died Saturday from a chest infection, the Ministry of Defense said Monday. Stone is the last known veteran in Britain to have fought in both World War I and World War II. He was one of only three World War I survivors who took part in last year's services to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I. William Stone was born in Devon, in southwest England, on Sept....
NEWS
July 21, 1986 | United Press International
A five-tiered, 240-pound wedding cake and an identical backup cake were delivered to Buckingham Palace today for the royal wedding bash of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson as the bride's father attacked the media for constantly "harping" about his daughter's weight. Among the early guests arriving for Wednesday's "private" wedding ceremony was Nancy Reagan, who flew in Sunday night accompanied by 20 Secret Service agents.
NATIONAL
May 8, 2007 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
For once, the crowds that gathered Monday outside the White House were not carrying antiwar placards or shouting angry slogans. Instead, on a sunny spring day that contrasted with the dark mood of partisan discord that normally clouds Washington, they cheered loudly for President Bush and for the regal woman by his side, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
WORLD
June 29, 2005 | Sarah Price Brown, Times Staff Writer
About 250,000 spectators gathered Tuesday on England's southern shores to watch a reenactment of the Battle of Trafalgar, the naval engagement 200 years ago that destroyed Napoleon's hopes of invading Britain. But the reenactment did not feature the British against the French. What spectators got instead were the Reds vs. the Blues.
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