That is it's secondary role. Maritime patrol / maritime radar reconnaissance and search and rescue. Crews regularly train for that role. Atlas used in that role in the Falklands.Ah yes! That well known maritime patrol aircraft the Atlas C1!
Nope, I'm RN not Border Force. Nice try, you're still very much incorrect in your assumptions about the activities of various French agencies.
Go on then @RCT(V) , you slapped on a disagree, now please explain why, any evidence you have that French authorities are materially not assisting will be gratefully received. I'll even ensure its passed on. In your own time.That is your perception, I however, see actions with the Gendarmerie and Prefect Maritime. It's a huge coast line to police and they have the same resource issues as we do.
And . . . how many would we have "rescued" and, DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED to the present problem . . . IF WE (HMS Bulwark/HMS Enterprise) WERE NOT THERE ?!silly boy....
“....In June 2015, Enterprise replaced HMS Bulwark in the mission to rescue migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.By December 2015, Enterprise had been responsible for rescuing more than 2600 migrants. By December 2016, this number had risen to over 9000 before Enterprise was finally relieved by Echo. In recognition of her contribution to the European Union's Operation Sophia and her lifesaving work, the ship was awarded the Firmin Sword of Peace, an award given to units of the UK Armed Forces who have gone above and beyond their normal role...”
Ah!! . . . "Its literal meaning references a submissive man sexually cuckolded by a woman. Now, it is a catch-all among the alt-right, in the dark corners of the internet where #feminismisacancer hashtags are a badge of pride and the real enemy is PC culture, where “cuck” has become shorthand for any perceived weakness, or rather, perceived reluctance to exploit strength".
I'm sorry but that's simply idiotic. Google the number of military, coastguard and NGO vessels that took part in Op Sophia and the related Ops.And . . . how many would we have "rescued" and, DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED to the present problem . . . IF WE (HMS Bulwark/HMS Enterprise) WERE NOT THERE ?!
How many MORE were ENCOURAGED to attempt the crossing . . . in the knowledge that "Grey Funnel" ferries, would meet them ?!
Like they would tell her anythingOh, I knew about the open-door policy - I just didn't know about binning the white list.
It was Jack Straw who wrote the 'We're sorry' article that appeared in the Telegraph.
France said they will help for free, but a tax free donation of £30 000000 would helpWe do have an agreement with France that they will seek to deter and prevent such activities to cease the exploitation of people and to prevent potential SOLAS incident.
The Treaty of Sandhurst is worth a read to explain in broad terms what was set in train in 2018 (and before), since then we've spent a lot of money equipping French authorities to help tackle this.
All over the TV news programmes last night. Sunday 09 AUG2020.
What's interesting is that the only RN type who has proffered an opinion disagrees directly with the "I was a professional mariner, you know!" civvies who are, through their extensive experience of being at sea in anything other than a warship, are sharing with the rest of us their insight into something the vast majority of us (me and them included) haven't actually seen.And why - exactly - is that important ?!