I'll only believe this when it happens. Gun guards to protect British ships | News Let me see, 50 cal Ma Deuce as a minimum, a few GPMGs, some SLRs and didn't merchant ships that took part in the Falklands have Bofors guns bolted on to them? (I wonder if there are any still left in MOB stocks?) Has Mr. Cameron thought of rules of engagement? The bleeding-hearts brigade will have a field day if some poor little Somalian pirate ends up getting shot. SLR P.S. Of course, we could always re-send H.M.S. Cornwall.