The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187), and the Royal Navy Type 23 'Duke' Class guided-missile frigate HMS Argyll (F231) transit during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo)

U.S. and British warships have sailed together in the disputed South China Sea for the first time, in exercises likely to stoke anger in Beijing.

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I’ve served as a Royal Marine (42 CDO) and in the French Foreign Legion (2 REP), and I’ve also worked in the oil, gas and mining industries in and around Africa and the Middle East.

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Screenshot via Calgary Global News

Dressed in a suit adorned with military medals and awards, Ken Sturdy, a 97-year-old World War II veteran, sat in a crowded movie theater in Calgary, Alberta, on July 21 and watched Dunkirk — a war drama about a real-life battle he survived.

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Photo via Associated Press

At the height of the British empire in the 19th century, the Royal Navy was renowned for its military might, a global force that imbued its sailors with a special form of geopolitical pride. A British tar was “a soaring soul, as free as a mountain bird,” according to Victorian rap duo Gilbert and Sullivan. “His energetic fist should be ready to resist a dictatorial word.”

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It doesn’t matter if you’re the most badass guy on the planet, if you grew up dueling with blasters and sabers in an imaginary galaxy far far away, you’ll always be a Star Wars fan.

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A British Royal Navy Merlin helicopter flying over Dartmoor, England, took out several porta-potties on May 6.

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