UK: HMS Edinburgh Heads Home

first_img March 22, 2013 UK: HMS Edinburgh Heads Home View post tag: Naval View post tag: heads View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defence Share this article The Royal Navy’s last Type 42 destroyer has left New York and is heading home following a highly successful visit to the Big Apple.At the end of this month, HMS Edinburgh will return to her home port of Portsmouth and bring to an end 30 years of loyal service to the Royal Navy as she is being decommissioned this summer.Aerial photos taken from Edinburgh’s Lynx helicopter show Edinburgh slipping out of New York harbour with the sprawling cityscape behind her.During her visit to New York, she hosted US businesspeople, NATO delegates, and promoted UK interests worldwide in support of the UK’s International Defence Engagement Strategy.Before decommissioning in June, HMS Edinburgh will take part in Battle of the Atlantic 70 commemoration events. The commemorations will be centred on three British cities, London from 8-13 May, Derry/Londonderry between 10-12 May, and the culminating event in Liverpool from 24-27 May.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 22, 2013; Image: Royal Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Edinburgh Heads Home View post tag: HMS View post tag: Defense View post tag: home Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Edinburghlast_img read more

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Man Arrested After Driving into Ocala Church, Setting It On Fire

first_imgIn addition, he told them that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, but had not been taking his medication.The police report describes surveillance footage that shows the white van crashing through the double doors, a man pouring gasoline on the church floor, slipping on the gasoline, and then lighting and throwing what is presumed to be a shoe into the room, which was then engulfed in flames.Shields was charged with attempted second degree murder, three felony counts of evidencing prejudice, arson to a structure, burglary of an occupied structure and felony fleeing or attempting to elude.He is being held in the Marion County Jail with no bond. A driver plowed into a north Florida church and then set it on fire, as parishioners were preparing for mass Saturday morning, according to authorities.The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Steven Shields crashed a minivan through the front doors of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala at about 7:30 a.m.He then exited the vehicle and threw gasoline in the church’s foyer, causing a fire that resulted in “extensive damage” of more than $1,000 in valueThere were no injuries.Shields drove away but was stopped by deputies nearby shortly thereafter.According to the police report, he told deputies he targeted the Catholic Church because of a “mission.”last_img read more

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