- 19-06-2012, 16:30 #1
HMS Sutherland crew rescue drowning deerOriginally Posted by Ministry of DefenceThis is an automated feed from the Ministry of Defence website
- 19-06-2012, 16:34 #2
Would've been a better headline (and I really did read it this way):
HMS Sutherland crew rescue drowning beer
- 19-06-2012, 16:46 #3
Well done them. I hope they are proud of themselves when it catapults through some old dears car windscreen. The fucking things are everywhere and not enough stalkers to deal with them.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Cap_Badge.jpg
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- 19-06-2012, 16:48 #4
""What the rescue demonstrated was the versatility of my sailors who have obviously benefited from the current period of Flag Officer Sea Training. They showed flexibility, quick-thinking and teamwork to adapt to an unfamiliar situation".
Of course with a bit less versatility and a bit more prowess with a rifle, its head would be on the mess wall and venison would be on the menu......
- 19-06-2012, 16:49 #5
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Don't worry pebbles, there are plenty of stalkers here.....The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- 19-06-2012, 16:50 #6
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What a waste of good venison.
The RN has in the past rescued beer as well, as a matter of fact. In 1960 the minesweeper HMS Highburton retrieved a large barrel of same which had floated out of the cellar of Heavitrees' brewery during a flood. It was not drinkable but the brewery generously supplied a replacement which Jack quite appreciated.Dr Johnson: 'Any man thinks less of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been to sea.'
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- 19-06-2012, 16:57 #7
- 19-06-2012, 18:57 #8
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Sounds like it was a good training opportunity - more realistic than throwing the man overboard dummy over the side.
- 19-06-2012, 19:22 #9
Last edited by northern-matelot; 20-06-2012 at 20:57."Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics."
- Gen. Robert H. Barrow, USMC (Commandant of the Marine Corps) noted in 1980.
- 20-06-2012, 13:36 #10
Hmmmm… preversions afoot!Warning, this post contains some flash photography.