French Armed Invasion of Hampshire.

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  1. French navy to practise 'invasion' (From Echo)

    Ok it may only be an exercise but don't they have suitable areas on their own coast to practice this?

    Article is silent on whether this is a joint exercise?

    Are the cheese eaters preparing their forces for when we quit the EU.
     
  2. Might be how to get to safety quicker next time the Krauts come a runnin.
     
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  3. Rather a novel concept, the French invading someone else's turf...
     
  4. I can see this as and opportunity…..

    1. let them do it
    2. Declare it as an act of war
    3. Invade France and kick there arse – That’ll teach them to sell their fighters to India.

    Invading France is what we know and are good at! They said so on Bluestone42.
     
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  5. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    should we not be setting the seas alight and refloating the victory, call out the sea fencibles.
     
  6. Could we stop them if they just went ahead and did it anyway?

    What with a glaring lack of big grey war canoes and not to mention the H&S implications of such a thing would we be able to do much more than give them a hard stare and grumble into our tea?
     
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  7. We'll probably struggle at best to send the Gosport ferry and a dozen chavs to see the off.
     
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  8. Would that not be sufficient?
     
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  9. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France if the rugby is on, we shall fight on the seas and oceans - well okay maybe not, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air - just don't expect us to fire anything at you, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be - nope lost me there. We shall fight on the beaches - white cider does that to you, we shall fight on the landing grounds if its sunny and we have time off work, we shall fight in the fields over GM and in the streets because we hate the police, we shall fight in the hills over wind farms; we shall never surrender - its bad for our image but a withdrawal can be arranged with suitable reparations if you are willing to discuss it.
     
  10. There's an even better idea ... Did we ever send France the bill for the last time we saved their arrses? Could be the solution the 'austerity' period we're in!!!
     
  11. There must be some mighty teed off Froggies out there;

    'Pay attention matelots, we are going to 'ave an excercise of invading from ze sea.'

    'Three cheers for ze capitaine, where are we going boss, Corsica, ze south of France, Monaco?'

    'Mais non ma little cabbage head, zut alors we are invadibg Le Solent in Hampshire, England, zen we have the run ashore in merry Portsmouth, avec les girls formidable, le beer Anglais, et le kebab most greasy avec le sauce chilli.'

    'Merde!'
     
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  12. God, how I love your sense of humour

    Bises
    Emsav
     
  13. All those Atlantikwall bunkers the Germans left behind might demoralise the French a bit if they did it on their own coast, and the shell craters serve as a reminder of who had to bail them out, much better for morale if done on a "clean" coast ^_~
     
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  14. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    there's a few good nudist beaches in need of an invasion - when are we due to return the favour? hopefully before all our amphib ability has gone.
     
  15. Has anyone sent a warning order to those stout defenders of Albion - the UKBA?
     
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